Lake Effect Snow Headlines through Tonight
Bands of heavy lake effect snow are forecast to continue tonight. The bands will be most persistent roughly US-31 from Pentwater through Holland to Covert. Near whiteout conditions are forecasted in the stronger bands of snow. Inland of US-31 expect only flurries. Snowfall totals will be highly variable due to the lake effect nature of the storm. The snow is excepted to impact lakeshore areas through Saturday night.
Whiteout conditions will be possible in the stronger bands of snow. Snowfall rates of an inch per hour may occur. As a result, motorists should be alert for rapidly changing visibilities and snow covered roads.
A strong upper air system is expected to drop southward into the Great Lakes tonight and then slowly move east into Saturday. Moisture from the Great Lakes will enhance the snowfall.
The above map shows the counties in the Lake Effect Snow Warning that remain in effect until 7 AM Sunday.
Snowfall amounts of up to two feet are possible between Holland and South Haven.
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