A strong cold front moved through Southwest Lower Michigan last night, bringing an end to the relatively mild stretch of weather we have had for the last week or so. Lake effect snow showers will develop across the area around midday and continue into this afternoon, especially west of U.S. 131 and up along U.S 10. Winds out of the west northwest this afternoon will shift to northwest tonight, keeping the snow showers closer to the lakeshore tonight. Temperatures today will be in the 30s with lows dipping into the upper 20s tonight. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower to mid 30s. Wind chill readings both days will be in the 20s.
Snowfall of a dusting to an inch is possible both today and tonight across Central and Western Lower Michigan. The highest totals, of up to locally 2 inches, are possible for locations along U.S 10 from Ludington to Evart and for areas west of a Holland to Kalamazoo line including South Haven and Paw Paw.
The following graphic depicts total snowfall possible today through Saturday morning. Values depicted are maximum snowfall totals that are possible. Most areas will see less than these amounts.