Lake Effect Snow Continues Throughout the Great Lakes
Lake effect snow continues to pile up downstream from the Great Lakes. In the heaviest snow bands, totals have climbed over a foot already in Michigan and New York, with more snow ahead into this weekend.
Alerts extend from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to New York. Some area may see another foot of snow before this lake effect event diminishes on Friday.
Cold air traveling across the Great Lakes, coupled with warm water temperatures are fueling the lake effect snows. A trough of low pressure spinning through the region today will provide extra energy and support for additional snowfall into Friday. As a cold front and low pressure center approaches the region Friday, pure lake effect snow will diminish as temperatures warm and the wind direction shifts. More lake effect snow is possible later this weekend behind the system.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels