Winter storm watch

(UPDATED: Tuesday, 7:13 a.m.) A winter storm watch is in effect for Ottawa County and a large portion of West and Central Michigan from tonight through Wednesday evening.
Mark Brooky
Feb 28, 2012

 

The watch area also includes Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Calhoun and Jackson counties.

The National Weather Service said a burst of precipitation is expected tonight into Wednesday, with a mixture of precipitation types possible. The precipitation will begin as a mix of sleet and freezing rain before transitioning over to rain on Wednesday.

The potential exists for one-quarter inch or more of ice accumulation tonight into Wednesday morning.

Impacts:

— The potential exists for downed tree limbs and power lines as easterly winds pick up into the 15-25 mph range Wednesday morning.

— Hazardous travel conditions will develop as freezing rain begins.

A winter storm watch is issued when severe winter weather is possible, but not imminent, at the time. There is a potential for significant ice accumulations.

Future driving and walking conditions may become hazardous, so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts at www.wzzm13.com/weather.

 

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