Brace yourselves: Major winter storm headed for the region

NOAA GFS model via tropical tidbits

NOAA GFS model via tropical tidbits

Here's the general weather scenario we can expect.

In Wayne County, the overnight low on Saturday night will be 35 degrees, so icy is not expected, and the high on a rainy Sunday will be 47 degrees.

Here's the always updated radar loop that will show the Sunday round of precipitation. Daytime rain today is expected to switch to snow after sunset.

Over 2 inches of rain is possible in southern MI.

It will still be chilly on Sunday with highs only in the low to mid 30s with lows dipping into the upper teens Sunday night. Little or no ice accumulation expected. The rain will turn to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across south central and east central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin Friday evening, before changing to all snow Saturday morning. Don't be surprised to see a few more snowflakes Monday morning and again Monday night.

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Freezing rain is also a threat from the Great Lakes to northern New England.

In fact, the Genesee County Road Commission's salt trucks were already out and ready.

The combination of additional snow and heavy rainfall over frozen soil will increase flood potential over the weekend into next week. Don't travel if you do not have to tonight and Sunday.

The precipitation will become more sporadic Sunday night, but not end all together. While snowfall accumulations will not be extreme, the combination of wind and snow will create very low visibility and risky travel conditions Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Meteorologists are calling it a major spring storm, predicting significant icing possible in Ottawa, Kent, Ionia and Clinton counties.

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