Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day
More snow is expected Saturday afternoon with strong winds and very cold temperatures.
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The News 10 First Alert Weather Team has declared Saturday a First Alert Weather Day due to more snow, very strong winds, and cold temperatures.
There will be a short break from the snow early on Saturday but this break will not last long as another disturbance will move into the area Saturday afternoon. This will bring a quick burst of snow between 2-6 p.m. and then turn the lake effect snow machine back on. The timing of this snow will coincide with busy travel conditions as the Michigan State University football game will be wrapping up around the time of the heaviest snow. In addition to this, any traffic from the University of Michigan football game in Ann Arbor will be impacted by this quick burst of snow. An additional 1-3 inches of snow can be expected through Saturday. Near whiteout conditions are possible and rapidly changing road conditions are expected so be extremely careful if traveling throughout the day.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for Ionia, Eaton and Calhoun counties until 7 a.m. Sunday. The same counties under the Winter Weather Advisory (Gratiot, Clinton, Ingham and Jackson) have been extended to Sunday at 7 a.m. as well.
Stronger winds are also expected Saturday coming from the south-southwest at 15-25 mph and gusts to 40 mph. This will lead to significant blowing and drifting snow throughout the day. Temperatures will also be very cold Saturday in the 20s so wind chill values will only be in the single digits or lower teens throughout the day.
All lake effect snow ends Saturday night and warmer temperatures will return next week.
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