Storm could bring up to 10 inches of snow, 2-4 inches locally - WNEM TV 5

Storm could bring parts of state up to 10 inches of snow, lesser amounts locally

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) - Forecasters say a Midwest winter storm could bring 5 to 10 inches of snow to parts of West Michigan and more than a foot in the Upper Peninsula.

Snow was reported Thursday morning in the Upper Peninsula. Rain fell in the Lower Peninsula.

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The National Weather Service says West Michigan and the northern Lower Peninsula could get 5 to 10 inches of snow by Friday night. Gusting winds were expected to produce blowing and drifting snow.

Winter storm warning were being issued for portions of the western Lower and Upper peninsulas.

TV5 meteorologist Catherine Bodak says computer models suggest Mid-Michigan will see accumulations between 2-4 inches. 

In the Detroit area, rain was expected to turn to snow later Thursday. The forecast called for 1 to 3 inches of snow by Friday morning, with an additional 1 to 2 inches of snow possible by Friday night.

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