More snow expected to hit southern Michigan - WNEM TV 5

More snow expected to hit southern Michigan

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM/AP) -

Another round of winter weather is expected to drop 3 to 7 inches of snow on southern Michigan Wednesday with some counties under a Winter Storm Watch.

TV5 Meteorologist Doug Moats a powerful Low Pressure system is going to move into the Midwest Tuesday night and on Wednesday.  This system will rapidly strengthens overnight and our temperatures will drop below freezing, we will see a change over from a wintry mix to all snow.  

Accumulations will vary quite a bit for Mid-Michigan. Genesee, Lapeer and Sanilac county are under a WINTER STORM WATCH where 3-5" of snow is expected. Those snow totals will taper off significantly the further north you are with 1-2" possible with Isolated areas seeing 3" in the Tri-Cities area.

Winds will become gusty reaching 30 mph at times on Wednesday. Thursday morning we will start out the day breaking record low temperatures in some areas but we will be back in the low 40s on Friday.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm watches ahead of the snow. The most snow is expected in the southern Lower Peninsula near Ohio and Indiana.

Rain may fall ahead of the snow in places, leaving roads icy. Temperatures will drop through the 20s on Wednesday, with wind chill readings in the single digits. Winds gusting to more than 30 mph on Wednesday also are predicted to hamper visibility.

Gale warnings were issued for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

Expect much colder weather for the rest of the week. Doug says winds will become gusty reaching 30 mph at times on Wednesday. Thursday morning, the area will start out the day breaking record low temperatures in some areas but temperatures will be back in the low 40s on Friday.

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