Winter Storm Warning, Hazardous Weather in Greater Kalamazoo, Battle Creek
The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Grand Rapids is calling for "hazardous weather," as it issued a winter weather storm warning for southwest Michigan that remains in effect through 6 a.m. Monday.
The affected counties include Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Jackson, including the cities of Holland, Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, South Haven, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Jackson.
The winter storm will occur with snowfall totals around 10 inches or more by Monday morning, mainly south of I-96, according to the NWS. Winds from the northeast will strengthen today and result in blowing snow and wind chills in the single digits.
Details on the hazardous weather:
- Snow has developed and will continue through tonight. Snow may be heavy at times this afternoon and evening.
- Total snowfall of 8 to 14 inches expected by Monday morning. Highest amounts of snowfall will occur from South Haven to Jackson, where a foot or more of snow is possible.
- Northeast winds will increase tonight, creating blowing and drifting conditions.
- Expect "very hazardous" travel with snow-covered roads through Monday morning.
- Blowing and drifting snow may reduce visibilities to a few car lengths at times, which could result in accidents and vehicles sliding off the road.
- Today: Snow with areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24 degrees. East northeast winds 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation is around 7 inches.
- Tonight: Snow with areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 8 degrees. Wind chill values as low as -5 degrees. North winds around 17 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of around 5 inches.