Snow will develop late tonight and become heavy on Saturday. The snow will diminish or end Saturday evening after accumulating 5-7 inches.
Slippery snow-covered roads will greet motorists early Saturday and may get worse as the day progresses. Periods of heavy wet snow and slick roads will combine for very poor travel conditions on Saturday.
The high water content of the snow will put additional weight on already stressed flat and low-pitch roofs. The snow will also be more difficult to shovel than recent snowfalls.
The good news is that we won't see the high winds of the past week or so — so blowing, drifting and whiteouts are not expected.
Weather preparedness information is available online at ready.gov/winter.
The forecast for the Grand Haven area:
Overnight: Snow likely after 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.
Saturday: Snow. High near 26. East wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of around 5 inches.
Saturday night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Northwest wind around 10 mph.