Winter weather advisory

(CANCELED) A winter weather advisory is in effect for Ottawa County and most of West Michigan from 10 p.m. Saturday through 11 a.m. Sunday.
Mark Brooky
Jan 12, 2013


The National Weather Service said rain will overspread southwest Lower Michigan on Saturday night, then change to freezing rain by midnight as temperatures fall below freezing.

The freezing rain will mix with sleet and snow after 3 a.m. Sunday. It will all change to light snow before ending late Sunday morning.

Ice accumulations of one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch are expected by mid-morning Sunday, with the heaviest icing from south of Holland to just north of a line from Grand Rapids to near Alma.

Snowfall will mostly be under an inch.

Travel on Sunday morning will become hazardous because of icy roads and streets. Some power outages are possible as the ice accumulates on power lines.

The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust their speeds based on the weather conditions, and to take it slow in ice and snow.

For information on weather preparedness, click here.

The forecast for the Grand Haven area:

Tonight: Rain before 1 a.m.; then rain, freezing rain, and sleet between 1 and 4 a.m.; then snow, freezing rain, and sleet after 4 a.m. Low around 28. West wind 7 to 17 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime ice accumulation of around a 0.2 of an inch possible. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday: Snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 10 am; then snow, freezing drizzle, and sleet likely between 10 am and 1 pm; then snow likely after 1 pm. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 30 by 9 am, then falling to around 26 during the remainder of the day. Northwest wind 7 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New ice accumulation of around a 0.2 of an inch possible. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Breezy, with a west wind 17 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


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