Snow continues early this evening before winding down late evening
SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - Snow has returned to Mid-Michigan and will be continuing into the evening hours, before ending in most areas before midnight.
Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings have been in effect in some of our counties today and will continue for a few more hours. The latest forecast information specific to your county can be found on our Weather Alerts page.
This Evening & Overnight
Snowfall rates have become heavier this afternoon and that’s allowed our accumulation to increase. Although many roads, especially treated ones have remained mostly wet, there are slow spots popping up on our traffic map, so continue to use caution through the evening, especially as temperatures fall later tonight.
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Snow will start breaking up and become more scattered as we inch closer to 7-8 PM, only diminishing further after that point. The Thumb will be the exception, as snow showers will continue there for awhile longer as northerly winds move across Lake Huron and keep lake-effect snow going.
Our snowfall accumulation expectations haven’t changed all that much when all is said and done. There is a chance the eastern half of Huron and Sanliac counties could see totals that exceed 6″ with additional snow from lake-effect tonight, but it’s important to know that won’t be for everyone. A lot of areas should still fall within the 3-6″ range. Tuscola County has been added to the advisory.
Our northeastern counties under an advisory (Alcona, Arenac, and Iosco) should see slightly lower totals than the southern advisory, with roughly 2-5″ of snow expected. Areas west of there in the north will be 1-3″, with the Tri-Cities, Mount Pleasant, and Alma falling around 2-4″.
Melting may still somewhat be a factor compared to if we’d been below-average temperature wise the last several weeks, but as we’ve seen thus far, if snow comes down heavy enough, we’ll be able to overcome that.
Lows will settle in the 20s tonight, so we’ll need to be aware of wet roads that turn icy on Thursday morning’s commute.
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