Friday, 20 April, 2018

Another winter storm set to slam this area

Highway 10 near Blaine Highway 10 near Blaine
Jerome Frank | 15 April, 2018, 00:40

Despite the fact that it's the middle of April, a major snowstorm is making its way toward the Midwest, the Plains and New England over the coming days.

A couple of relatively weak systems to impact parts of BC through Saskatchewan through the weekend.

Ahead of the snow, strong thunderstorms are possible over northeast Nebraska on Thursday night and in far Southeast Nebraska on Friday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect starting at 5:00 a.m. Saturday and running through the Sunday at noon for much of West Michigan.

In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for northern and western Siouxland from Friday evening into Saturday evening.

Other areas reporting blizzard-like conditions include eastern Colorado, Kansas and southern Minnesota.

Plan for hard driving conditions. Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow.

Aside from snow accumulation, virtually everybody living in the Western half of the United States will have to deal with strong wind gusts through Friday evening.

4 pm temperatures: 39 Benton Harbor, 38 Kalamazoo, 36 Battle Creek, 35 Marshall, 34 Holland, 32 Grand Rapids, Lansing, Fremont and Ionia, 31 Ludington, 30 Mt. Roads may become snow-covered and slippery.

The snow will move out Saturday night leaving Sunday quieter but cool with highs in the mid 30s.

She expects the snow to taper off by Sunday morning. Eventually it will turn cold enough late Sunday for rain showers to change to snow showers in southern MI.

Most of the area encompassing Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, southern and western NY, and Appalachia will see rain.

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