Update on “Winter Storm Watch” for Lower Michigan
As of early this morning, the National Weather Service has is predicting hazardous weather for southwest Lower Michigan, including here in Ingham County, as well as Eaton and Jackson counties (and beyond).
While there's hazy sunshine as I write this in south Lansing, we are expecting rain and thunderstorms into this evening with high temperatures expected to reach the upper 50s.
A Winter Storm Watch is in place for tomorrow is when it's expected to get ugly, especially for Clinton and Ionia Counties, as well as Ottawa and Kent Counties, where there's a good chance of ice accumulations as much as 3/4 of an inch, which could make travel not only ill-advised, but impossible. Falling tree branches and downed power lines are potential factors as well, especially with 40 mph winds in the mix.
As far as around here, we're expecting plenty of rain with temperatures reaching the upper 30s. Flooding could be an issue in some regions.
MLive.com has a good breakdown here of what to expect across varying regions of the lower peninsula. Plenty of snow up north, too!