Get ready mid-Michigan, the first winter storm of the season is moving in. The national weather service has a winter storm 'watch' in effect right now for Ingham, Calhoun, Eaton, and Ionia Counties with storm 'warnings' expected to be issued later.
Meteorologists say the Lansing area could see accumulations of 4-to-8 inches by Saturday.
The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office is reporting that snow, enhanced by moisture from Lake Michigan, is expected to drop up to 8-12 inches of snow in extreme southwestern Michigan and 6-8 inches across the Traverse City-Charlevoix region in the upper Lower Peninsula.
The heaviest snow will be between I-94 and I-96. Another area of heavier snow is expected north of Muskegon and west of US-131 during this same time frame.
The most impacted travel times are expected to be for the Thursday evening and Friday morning commutes.
Be sure to use extra caution when driving over the next few days.
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