Snow accumulations of up to 5 inches expected - WNEM TV 5


Mid-Michigan could see 5 inches of snow

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A winter weather blast is expected to hit Mid-Michigan Friday evening into early Sunday morning. A number of counties are under a winter weather advisory as a result.

TV5 Meteorologist Catherine Bodak says our next low pressure system will impact the area Friday night through Saturday. Several inches of measurable snowfall is expected for all of Mid Michigan by Saturday evening.

Accumulations ranging from 3-5 inches is expected area wide. However, if you are heading south of I-69 this weekend, expect 4-6 inches near Detroit. The cold weather will persist over the weekend with scattered snow on Sunday.

Clare, Isabella, Gratiot and Clinton counties are under the winter weather advisory until 10 p.m. Saturday evening.

Midland, Bay, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Genesee, Tuscola, Huron, Sanilac and Lapeer counties are under the advisory until 12 a.m. Sunday morning.

Forecasters say 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected by the end of Saturday across much of Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula.

The National Weather service issued weather warnings that are to start Friday night and run through much or all of Saturday, depending on the location. Hazardous driving conditions are expected, with blowing and drifting snow.

In the northern Lower Peninsula and parts of the Upper Peninsula, snow also is forecast.

Currently, there is a swath of snow that is moving through the far western reaches of Michigan affecting mainly the U.S. 131 corridor from Big Rapids north to Traverse City. That system is expected to travel through Mid-Michigan Friday morning.

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