Lake effect snow continues for Great Lakes

Thanks to vigorous upper low in play

It turns out that the vigorous upper level low paying the northern parts of the country a visit isn’t just giving some folks a brutal Arctic outbreak. Thanks to its strength and positioning, it’s also putting the lake effect machine into high gear.

With the cold air riding over the relatively warmer waters of Lake Michigan, that’s allowing plenty of clouds to form and precipitation to fall as snow on the eastern shores of the lake. That’s why there are winter storm warnings much of western Michigan right along the eastern shores of the lake.

As long as the upper low continues to stay over the region going into Wednesday and Thursday, the stout westerly wind will continue to feed western Michigan with a good dose of snow. By the time winter storm warnings expire by Thursday, western Michigan could see snow amounts peaking at or just above 4 inches.