Winter Storm Expected to Slam Parts of Michigan on St. Patrick’s Day
Parts of Michigan will once again come face to face with Mother Nature's wintery wrath.
The first day of spring is Monday but for those living in Michigan, we all know that doesn't truly mean the end of winter. Heck, we've had snowfall multiple times in the month of May, so this shouldn't come as a shock to anyone.
A winter storm will bring nasty and hazardous conditions to the Upper Peninsula and parts of lower Michigan for St. Patrick’s Day and into the weekend.
The Upper Peninsula will see the worst of things as currently there is a Winter Storm Warning for Keweenaw, Ontonagon, Houghton, and Gogebic Counties.
According to TV 6, Projected snow amounts now range from 8-12″ for most of the northern half of the U.P., the higher elevations of the western counties and western Marquette County will vary from 12-18″ with some isolated higher amounts possible.
The west side of lower Michigan won't get any action until Saturday. Fox 17 reports that lake effect snow showers will likely hit the state, especially along/west of U.S. 131. Snow accumulations of 1" to 3" are possible.
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Mid-Michigan won't have to deal with snow but you can expect lots of rain on Thursday and Friday with temps in the 50s.
Temps across the state will drop off into the 20s on Saturday.
Spring is almost here but we're not out of the woods just yet.