LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories have been issued for parts of mid-Michigan as several inches of snow are expected by Saturday morning.

A strong cold front is expected to move through mid-Michigan on Thursday, bringing lots of lake-effect snow to the area.

These showers will increase in coverage and intensity as we approach this evening. Additionally, winds out of the southwest at 15 mph could produce blowing snow, reducing visibility and creating a potentially hazardous evening commute.

Such hazardous road conditions are expected to continue into Friday morning. Remember to slow down on the roads this evening and keep extra space between vehicles.

Snow showers will continue into Saturday morning and due to this being a lake effect snow event, total snowfall will vary greatly from location to location.

The heaviest snowfall through Saturday will be west of Lansing and Jackson, with up to 10 inches possible in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

However, areas of mid-Michigan could accumulate about 3-6 inches of snow through Saturday, with higher amounts possible in areas west of I-69.

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