Winter weather advisory in effect until noon Friday

Tribune Staff • Updated Dec 28, 2017 at 12:04 PM

A winter weather advisory for snow is in effect until noon Friday for Ottawa, Lake and Newaygo counties.

Lake-effect snow showers accumulating another 1-3 inches is expected overnight through Friday.

Snow will become widespread across the area by early Friday morning. The heaviest snowfall rates will be during the pre-dawn hours of Friday. The snow showers will continue past sunrise.

Additional snow accumulations of 1-3 inches are expected.

Plan on slippery road conditions. Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times and use caution while driving.

Muskegon, Oceana and Mason counties are all under a winter storm warning, with up to 8 inches of additional snow expected through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. WZZM-TV says up to a foot of snow is possible between Muskegon and Ludington.

“The storm will shift the winds around to the southwest, bringing the greatest impacts to areas northwest of Grand Rapids,” WZZM-TV meteorologist Aaron Ofseyer says. “One- to 2-inch-per-hour snowfall rates are possible with some of the stronger bands of snow.”

Grand Haven forecast:

Overnight: Snow showers. Steady temperature around 17. Wind chill values as low as zero. South-southeast wind 11 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1-3 more inches.

Friday: Snow showers. High near 19. West-northwest wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.

A second storm will bring additional snow to the region late Friday, according to Ofseyer. The heaviest snow from this system should stay along and south of I-96.

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