WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, and Newaygo counties from 1 AM until 4 PM Thursday afternoon.  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain develop shortly after midnight and prior to your Thursday morning commute.  Roads will be slippery; freezing rain and sleet ultimately transition to snow by late morning or midday Thursday.  Ice accumulations and the timing make this event impactful for all travelers.  Snowfall accumulations ... Holland to Lansing and north: 1" to 2" ... south of that line including Kalamazoo: less than 2/10" of ice, very little snow.

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West Michigan Weather

Tricky Morning Commute Possible


Tonight:  Cloudy. A mix of rain, freezing rain, and sleet develops overnight. The low will be in the middle to upper 20s. Winds S 10 to 20 mph.  

Tomorrow:  Cloudy and breezy with a mix of freezing drizzle, sleet, and light snow in the morning. Temperatures warming above freezing in the afternoon with a little light rain and snow likely. The high will be in the middle to upper 30s. Winds S in the morning, becoming NW in the afternoon at 15 to 25 mph.  

Tomorrow Night:  Cloudy with light snow possible. Windy and colder. The low will be in the middle teens. Winds NW at 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts possible.

Friday:  Mostly cloudy with occasional light snow possible. Cold. The high will be in the lower 20s.

Saturday:  Partly sunny and a little warmer with a high in the upper 20s.

Good evening, West Michigan! Tonight will be the literal "calm before the storm," arriving early tomorrow morning. The storm really isn't very potent, but it has the potential for creating havoc on the highway for the commute to work and school. A surge of moisture will spawn precipitation, and the atmosphere will be set up for a little freezing drizzle, likely mixed with a little sleet. Forecast models indicate the mix will begin shortly before dawn, continuing through at least mid-late morning, perhaps a little longer.

Later in the morning, the atmosphere will chill vertically, turning the freezing rain to mainly light snow. Additionally, temperatures near the surface will warm above freezing. The combination will take away the threat for freezing rain. By early afternoon, the ice problem should be mitigated considerably.

Colder air arrives late in the day on a gusty, northwest wind. Temperatures fall fast overnight, settling in the middle teens by daybreak Friday. Occasional, light lake effect snow can't be ruled out Friday as high temperatures will struggle to reach 20 degrees. Another shot of Arctic air awaits on the other side of the weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson has LIVE updates on the timing of tomorrow's precipitation with weather reports at 10 on the CW 7 and at 11 on Newschannel 3. Stay up to date with the ever-changing, West Michigan weather on our website, and through social media. We're interacting with you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have a great evening!