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Winter weather advisory in effect

Tribune Staff • Dec 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM

A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect until 4 p.m. Thursday for the West Michigan lakeshore.

The advisory area includes Ottawa, Muskegon, Mason, Lake, Oceana, Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties, west of U.S. 131.

The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids says snow showers will continue into Thursday afternoon. The heaviest snow will occur over Allegan and Van Buren counties.

Total snow accumulations of 3-5 inches are expected, with locally higher amounts.

Plan on slippery road conditions, especially during the Thursday morning commute. Travel conditions will be locally worse under stronger bands of snow. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times.

A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow-covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Grand Haven forecast:

Overnight: Snow showers. Low around 26. Blustery, with a west-northwest wind 15-22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday: Snow showers. High near 31. Northwest wind 15-18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 15 to 18 mph.

Snow showers likely Friday and Friday night.

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