Winter Weather Advisories in place for West Michigan as next system pushes in

    Winter Weather Advisories start at 1 p.m. on Jan. 22 and will last until 10 p.m., 1 a.m., 10 a.m. (WWMT/Randi Burns)

    West Michigan looks to settle in to another active week of winter weather as the next system is set to bring a range of precipitation for the afternoon and evening of Jan. 22.

    Since there will be many forms of precipitation, Winter Weather Advisories have been issued.

    A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery roads and limited visibility, and use caution while driving.

    These advisories all start early this afternoon at 1 p.m. but the length of time the advisories last differ based on location.

    For the counties along the Michigan and Indiana state line, the advisory will last until 10 p.m. on Jan. 22.

    Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Calhoun, Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry and Ionia counties will have their Winter Weather Advisory last until 1 a.m. on Jan. 23.

    Finally for Muskegon, Oceana, Newaygo, Montcalm, and Mecosta counties, the Winter Weather Advisory will last the longest until 10 a.m. on Jan. 23.

    With today's system, mixed precipitation is expected. Snow will start in the afternoon and last into the evening commute. We can anticipate a period of freezing rain with sleet and snow also looking possible during the afternoon and evening before temperatures warm above freezing overnight. Not only will snow accumulations be possible, but a light glaze of ice can also be expected making travel conditions dangerous.

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