Behind the strong Nor'easter in the Atlantic Ocean, cold northwesterly winds are blowing across the Great Lakes. This is producing lake effect snow around Lake Superior and Lake Michigan, which will expand to areas near Lake Erie and Lake Ontario Friday into this weekend.
Winter Storm Warnings continue for the lake effect snow belts in Southwest Lower Michigan and Northwest Indiana. Winter Weather Advisories have been posted in several of the other favored lake effect snow areas around the Great Lakes. Additional alerts are likely to be issued in the next 24 hours. Snowfall totals may climb above a foot in areas that see the heaviest snow squalls.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels