LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The largest snowstorm of the season thus far is now underway in Mid-Michigan, with significant accumulations of wet, slushy snow expected through the day.
School districts across Mid-Michigan are closed Wednesday. You can take a look at the full list of closings by clicking here or going to the yellow bar at the top of our website.
We are expecting
Dozens of businesses and organizations in the area have been forced to close today as well as the snow continues.
The storm is expected to keep going throughout this afternoon, and we’ll share photos and inch totals throughout the day to display how much snow has come down.
The snow just isn’t stopping. At last check at the 6 News station in Lansing, there’s been 8 inches of snow accumulated.
Here’s what things look like now: .
6 News meteorologist Blake Harms says at latest measure we’re already up to 5 inches at the station. The snow is expected to keep coming down through at least tonight’s commute and likely longer.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for most of the viewing area through Thursday evening, although most of the accumulation will take place Wednesday. The exception is for Ionia, Gratiot & Montcalm counties, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect.
The transition from rain to snow took place Wednesday morning, and light to moderate snow has overspread the area. This is expected to continue through much of the day Wednesday, with snowfall briefly turning heavy.
Road conditions have turned slick across Mid-Michigan in time for the Wednesday morning commute, and likely won’t begin to improve until Thursday for most.
By Thursday morning, many locations will likely end up with 6-10 inches of a slushy, wet snow, with double-digit totals possible in some places.
Additional light snow is possible on Thursday, mainly south of Jackson, although uncertainty remains as to whether this system will miss us to the south. A few additional inches of accumulation will be possible down towards the state line.
Schools across Mid-Michigan are closed this morning, and widespread closings are likely for Thursday as well.