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Winter weather advisory until 11 p.m.

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:07 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 11 tonight.

Snow will continue to fall, sometimes in heavy showers that will lead to hazardous travel throughout the area.

The weather bureau said 3-6 inches of total snow accumulation from today is expected by late tonight. The heaviest snow will fall across much of Ottawa County, western Kent County and northern Allegan County.

A weather bureau employee reported at 5:16 p.m. that 8 inches of snow had fallen at his Grand Haven Township home today.

Another round of snow will arrive Sunday night, and will transition into freezing rain into Monday morning.

Ice jam potential will also remain high on area rivers into next week. As the arctic air mass pulls out of the area Monday and Tuesday, we'll get rain. Then a strong cold front will arrive Tuesday night with another arctic air mass behind it.

Here’s the weather forecast for Grand Haven:

Tonight: Snow showers. Low around 18. West wind around 17 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

Saturday: Scattered snow showers before 1 p.m., then a chance for flurries. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28. North-northwest wind 8 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 16. Light and variable wind becoming south-southeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. South wind 14 to 18 mph.

Sunday night: Snow likely before 1 a.m., then snow and freezing rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.

Monday: A chance of rain or freezing rain before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Monday night: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 35.

Tuesday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 43.

Tuesday night: A chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a low around 31.

Wednesday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Breezy.

Wednesday night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18.

Thursday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 21.

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