Isabella, Clare and Gratiot counties are among several included in a winter weather advisory issued at 3:34 a.m. today by the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids. Since temperatures are expected to fall into the low-30s overnight, there is a concern that the rain will freeze on surfaces and create slick spots for Tuesday morning's commute.
Freezing rain is coming quicker than expected and a Winter Weather Advisory slated to start this afternoon was moved up and is now in effect. Highs get into the 30's and 40's this afternoon with a good deal of cloud cover.
Quiet conditions will remain in place tonight with a mostly cloudy sky and lows in the upper teens. Winds W 5-10 miles per hour. High near 44. East wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming southwest in the afternoon. The wintry mix, which could include snow by Monday night, isn't expected to end until Tuesday, when temperatures are expected to rise above freezing.
Tuesday: Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 41. Total daytime sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
One to two inches of additional snow is possible as the day progresses, largely ending by 9:00 p.m.
A 20 percent chance of snow after 5 p.m.
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Dozens of area school districts canceled classes Monday, while La Crosse schools had a previously scheduled in-service day. Highs will top out in the lower 40s.
Mostly clear, with a low around 25.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 45.
Saturday: A chance of rain with highs in the middle 40s.
Kansas City will see significant icing through the morning on Sunday, changing over to rain early in the afternoon.