The calendar says spring but winter isn’t over for West Michigan yet.
The Grand Rapids National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday afternoon for counties north of Grand Rapids.
A powerful storm should pass just to the south of Michigan for the middle of the week bringing winter weather back to the area.
From the NWS:Rain will develop on Tuesday, and change over to snow up north, a mixture of freezing rain, sleet, and/or rain across the central portion of the area, and rain down south. Greater than 6 inches of snow is possible up north, and greater than a quarter of an inch of ice is possible across central portions of the area.
See the slideshow on the left side of this story for a few forecast weather maps of the approaching storm.
Water levels on area streams and rivers remain very high from the weekend rainfall. A Flood Advisory is in in effect for Monday morning along and south of I-96. Grand Rapids recorded a record daily rainfall for Sunday with 1.22”. This breaks the old record of 0.63” set in 1940. Most locations in West Michigan observed 1-2 inches of rain Sunday. See the slideshow on the left side of the story for a map showing a radar estimate of rainfall.
The National Weather Service greatly appreciates winter weather reports, which can be submitted using their Weather Spotter Report Form.
Check out the links below and the “Preferred Links” on the right side of the page for weather safety tips.
Winter Weather 101 – Winter Weather Safety Tips for home and car
Winter Weather 101 – Winter Survival Kits
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