Low pressure will rapidly intensify as it moves through Lower Michigan tonight, bringing rain changing to snow and high winds. The storm will spread rain across Lower Michigan this afternoon with the rain mixing with and changing to snow by this evening. Heavy snow is expected from Muskegon to Ludington and east to Big Rapids and Mount Pleasant, where 6 to 10 inches with locally higher amounts are possible through Saturday morning. Lesser snow amounts can be expected further south and east. From Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids about 1 to 3 inches is possible by Saturday morning and only an inch or less from Lansing to Jackson.
Travel conditions will worsen Friday evening as colder air moves in and the snow causes roads to ice up, with winds increasing as well.
There is also a threat of power outages Friday night as wind gusts over 50 mph and even as high as 60 mph are possible. The highest winds are expected to hit around midnight into the early morning hours of Saturday.