NWS: Snow showers this afternoon



Today’s weather story from the National Weather Service:

Snow showers this afternoon

(February 9, 2016) – While some locations will see scattered snow showers through this morning, a much better chance for accumulating snowfall arrives later this afternoon as colder air settles into the region.

Lake effect snow showers will increase in coverage and intensity, especially Tuesday night into Wednesday night, when 1 or more bands of moderate to locally heavy snow showers will impact the area. The heaviest amounts are expected in the favored lake effect snow belt regions of far northern Indiana and southwestern Lower Michigan, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 4 pm EST today through 10 am EST Thursday.

Roads will become snow covered and slippery in many areas with some blowing and drifting snow adding to the problem. Motorists will also encounter rapidly changing visibilities within the span of a few miles in the heavier snow bands. The map on the right depicts the forecasted snowfall through Thursday morning.

Keep in mind that storm total accumulations will likely vary greatly from location to location and it is difficult to pin point where the heaviest snow will occur. For more details see our webpage at weather.gov/iwx.



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