A clipper-type low pressure system will track through the northern Great Lakes and drag a stronger cold front across West Michigan overnight. This will cause a brief burst of moderate to heavier snow showers between 2 and 7 am. Generally 1 to 5 inches of snow will fall across West Michigan overnight into Thursday with the heaviest accumulations from Grand Haven and Muskegon northward through Fremont, Pentwater and Ludington where lake-effect snow advisories are in effect. The Grand Rapids area could see 2 to 3 inches of snow, while areas farther inland to the south and east will only get an inch or two at most.
Gusty west to northwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will bring Arctic air into West Michigan. Temperatures will fall from the 20s in the morning into the teens by afternoon with wind chills down near zero.
Widespread, heavier Snowfall is possible across the southern half of Lower Michigan Friday afternoon into Friday night. A stronger weather system with more moisture will put down 3 to 6 inches of snow during this time which will make for a more challenging commute home early Friday evening.Colder temperatures and ample snowfall with make it a good weekend to get out and enjoy winter snow sports throughout West Michigan. Continue to watch FOX 17 NEWS or check fox17online.com for further weather updates.