Lake effect snow continues in the Great Lakes with occasional heavy squalls. Low visibility and snow covered roads have been slowing travelers, especially in the snow bands of Northern Michigan and Upstate New York.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings and Winter Storm Warnings continue through midday in Michigan and into tonight across New York.
Snow totals have been over a foot in some of the heaviest snow belts. Brief intense bands may still produce 6-12″ of additional accumulations today, mainly downstream of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Significant lake snows across nrn Mi in the past 12 to 24 hours, as colder nw flow developed on the backside of an exiting clipper. pic.twitter.com/Y7ueGqHjEa
— NWS Gaylord (@NWSGaylord) December 30, 2016
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) December 30, 2016
Fcst update. Outside of any advisories or warnings, brief snow squalls could result in whiteout conditions and a quick inch of snow. pic.twitter.com/f47K6NRdYh
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) December 30, 2016
A storm system moving into the Plains will bring in warmer air across Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, along with a wind shift. Lake effect snow will end in Michigan in the early afternoon. Squalls will continue for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario through this evening and will begin diminishing later tonight.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels