First Major Fall Snow Arrives Friday

Nov 8, 2018

According to the National Weather Service, snow will fall in the Lansing area on Friday. West Michigan will see lake effect conditions. 

National Weather Service meteorologist William Marino said the snow will not be deep in the Capital region.. but with freezing temperatures, the wet snow will make some roads slick during the Friday morning commute. 

"It should snow most of the morning. You could get I’m thinking 1-3 inches. It could cause travel problems," said Marino. 

And this weekend he says will be chilly.

"High temperatures are going to struggle to make the mid-30’s and actually if I really want to be honest... I don’t even know if it’s going to make freezing [32 degrees] on Saturday," said Marino. 

Credit National Weather Service

Marino also says people in West Michigan will see lake effect snow and tough driving conditions on Friday.

“In like Van Buren, parts of Allegan, maybe Ottawa, Barrien, St. Jo, Cass counties, I wouldn’t be surprised if they get over 6 inches [of snow]," said Marino. "If anyone has relatives along the lake shore and they really wanted to get there this weekend, I would try to go during the day if that’s possible. Or if that doesn’t work, probably have to wait until Saturday afternoon.”

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