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Light Snow for Far Southern Michigan; Hard Freeze Expected Tonight and Wednesday Night

Mix of rain and snow will spread into Southern Lower Michigan late today, then change to all snow this evening. Snow accumulations will be light, but slick spots will be possible after sunset, especially along the I-94 corridor east of Battle Creek. Very cold temperatures are expected tonight and Wednesday night, and will likely result in damage to fruit trees and other sensitive plants. Read More >

Temperatures will be much cooler today, with highs only reaching near 40. Light rain and snow will spread into Southern Michigan this afternoon, primarily for locations south of a line from South Haven to the Lansing area. Precipitation will change to all snow by this evening, then end after midnight. Snow totals for most of West Michigan will be very light, but we could see an inch or two on elevated or light-colored surfaces towards Jackson and perhaps Battle Creek. Drivers should watch for slick spots in those areas after sunset.
Snow accumulations across West Michigan late today and tonight will generally be very light, and will mostly occur on elevated and light colored surfaces (parked cars, deck rails). We may see some slick spots develop on roads after sunset however, especially for areas near I-94 east of Battle Creek where snow will last longer and be a little heavier. Drivers should be alert for slick spots any time it snows.
Snow is expected to accumulate to 1 to 3 inches in the I-69 area later this afternoon into early tonight. The heavier snow amounts will be near I-80 in Indiana and Ohio. The more significant story will be the freezing temperatures tonight and Wednesday night. Fruit tree blossoms are ahead of schedule after the warm weather several weeks ago, and will be damaged by temperatures dropping into the 20s.