NWS: Colder and snow early this week



Tonight’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Colder and snow early this week

(February 7, 2016) – There is a chance of light rain this evening, mainly east of Interstate 69 as a cold front tracks across the area. Low temperatures tonight are expected to drop to around 30.

A series of disturbances for the Monday through Wednesday period will bring reinforcing shots of cold air to the region along with an extended period of snow showers. Confidence remains high in an extended period of accumulating snowfall from Monday through late Wednesday. The heaviest snow accumulations are expected in lake effect favored areas across southwest lower Michigan along with portions of northwest and north central Indiana.

The map shown on the graphic depicts total forecasted snowfall from Monday morning through early Wednesday evening. The heaviest snow rates are expected to occur Tuesday and Wednesday. In addition, northwest winds are expected to increase to 15 to 25 mph on Tuesday resulting in some blowing and drifting, and wind chills dropping to around zero for late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Those planning travel across the area through the first half of this week should prepare for hazardous travel conditions with significant impacts anticipated, especially as you move closer to Lake Michigan.



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