Many local schools are closed today after an overnight storm dropped several inches of snow across West Michigan.
Although today may feel closer to a boating day than a winter’s day, there's more cold and snow around the bend.
A solid foot of base, cold temperatures and a constant barrage of fluffy white snow have combined to start a banner season for winter outdoor activities.
The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of the West Michigan, including Ottawa, Muskegon and Kent counties.
Both private and public plow drivers have been keeping busy the past several weeks.
With subzero low temperatures possible by Thursday in the Motor City, here are some things you shouldn't leave in your car: