Lansing Area Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning
As the next winter storm barrels down on Mid-Michigan, forecasters are becoming more confident of the storm's track, and what it will actually mean for us in the Lansing Area. This afternoon, The National Weather Service upgraded an earlier Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning for all of Mid-Michigan, minus Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties to the south. The Winter Storm Warning is in effect Wednesday at 10:00am through Thursday at 4:00pm.
NWS forecasters in Grand Rapids are watching computer models becoming more aligned than in hours past, and are confident that there will be a heavy wet snow event that will leave 6-10 inches on the ground, combined with strong northerly winds through Thursday afternoon. Local TV meteorologists committed to a 4" to 8" snowfall total for Lansing, with heavier amounts likely north and east of the city.
All in all, The National Weather Service expects the following during the Winter Storm Warning: 6 to 10 inches of heavy wet snow, wind gusts out of the north at 40 MPH, blowing and drifting snow to develop Wednesday night. Treacherous travel conditions are likely during the storm period, as are scattered power outages.