NWS Issues Winter Storm Watches, Lakeshore Flood Warning

Winter Storm Watch

Winter Storm Watch

Power outages, hazardous travel conditions, and all forms of precipitation including rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, freezing drizzle, and snow are hitting southern Ontario today as the slow-moving system Winter Storm Xanto passes through the area. Clair- Including the cities of Owosso, Flint, Lapeer, and Port Huron 250 PM EDT Sat Apr 14 2018.WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT SUNDAY.* WHAT.Significant icing and heavy mixed precipitation expected.

Here's the timing: freezing rain Saturday morning, sleet Saturday afternoon, back to freezing rain Saturday night, then finally sleet again.

Travelers scheduled to fly to or from impacted destinations between April 13-15 are eligible to have their change fees waived and will be able to book a new flight through April 18.

"A well-in-advance forecast of ice accumulations looks for 0.25" to 0.75" of ice accumulation.

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.

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The winter storm watch is in effect from Friday night to Sunday in the northern half of Lower Michigan.

The freezing rain will give way to rain by Sunday evening.

According to Mitchell, the Twin Cities could see over 6 inches of snow. 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. Gusty northerly winds are expected through the day as well, which may create areas of blowing and drifting snow.

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

By Sunday, snow, at times heavy, will fall in portions of the upper Midwest, especially the northern Great Lakes.

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