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Winter weather advisory in effect

Mark Brooky • Feb 8, 2018 at 5:28 PM

A winter weather advisory for periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain that will cause travel difficulties is in effect for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton counties is in effect until midnight Friday.

Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.

Snow, heavy at times, will significantly impact travel on Friday, particularly south of I-96. The National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids said total snow accumulations of 3-6 inches are expected in the advisory area by late Friday night.

Other parts of southwestern Michigan are under a winter storm watch/warning, where up to 12 inches could fall through Friday night.

Additional accumulations are possible over the weekend, especially south and east of Grand Rapids.

Grand Haven forecast:

Friday: Snow. High near 26. East-northeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Friday night: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. North-northeast wind around 7 mph.

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