updated at 6:00am on 3/3/23

A blustery winter storm is expected to drop up to 18 inches of snow in some parts of Mid-Michigan Friday, though most areas aren't projected to get quite that much.

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from mid-afternoon Friday through the wee hours of Saturday morning for areas generally along and south of a line from Holland to Bad Axe, including areas such as Lansing, Flint and Jackson.

Areas just to the north of that line, including Grand Rapids, Mount Pleasant and Midland, are under Winter Weather Advisories. Snow accumulations aren't expected to be as high there.



The Timing

Bands of snow are expected to develop south to north across the southern half of the Lower Peninsula between 2pm and 4pm on Friday, with potentially heavy snow falling at times in some areas - up to an inch or more per hour. The quick-moving storm will be gone by the time the sun comes up Saturday morning.

Shoeprints in snow
Photo courtesy of Getty Images/robertiez

What AccuWeather Thinks

Forecasters with AccuWeather believe a wide range of snowfall totals is possible in Mid-Michigan in relation to this winter storm. Depending where the bands of snow set up, some areas could see as little as 4 to 8 inches - such as Bath and East Lansing; or as much as 12 to 18 inches in places like Ovid, Elsie, Portland and Ionia.

What the National Weather Service Thinks

Forecasters with the National Weather Service believe snowfall totals will be more uniform throughout Mid-Michigan, ranging from 7 to 11 inches across the region - an increase from projections on Thursday.


What WILX News 10 Thinks

WILX News 10 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Darrin Rockcole says Mid-Michigan's heaviest snow will likely fall during the evening hours.

Heavy snowfall centered around the late afternoon commute could cause slow and slippery travel. The snow should diminish after midnight... The predicted snowfall amounts for the area are still all over the place on the different computer models, but somewhere in the 6-10′' range looks to be the most likely outcome for the Lansing and Jackson areas.

Here's the latest town-by-town breakdown comparing forecasts from AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.

updated at 6:00am on 3/3/23

Bath 4-8" 9” 
Charlotte 8-12" 10” 
DeWitt 8-12" 8” 
Durand 10-15" 9” 
Eagle 8-12" 8” 
East Lansing 4-8" 9” 
Eaton Rapids 8-12" 11” 
Elsie 12-18" 7” 
Fowlerville 8-12" 10” 
Grand Ledge 8-12" 9” 
Haslett 8-12" 10” 
Howell 8-12" 10” 
Ionia 12-18" 7” 
Jackson 6-10" 10” 
Laingsburg 12-18' 9” 
Lansing 8-12" 9” 
Leslie 6-10" 11” 
Marshall 8-12" 10” 
Mason 8-12" 11” 
Nashville 8-12" 9” 
Olivet 8-12" 11” 
Onondaga 6-10" 11” 
Ovid 12-18" 8” 
Owosso 10-15" 9” 
Perry 12-18" 10” 
Portland 12-18" 8” 
Potterville 8-12" 10” 
St. Johns 12-18" 8” 
Stockbridge 6-10" 11” 
Vermontville 8-12" 9” 
Webberville 8-12" 10” 
Westphalia 12-18" 8” 
Williamston 8-12" 10” 




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