A quick-moving winter weather system will cause a mixed bag of precipitation across much of Mid-Michigan on Thursday, with much of the region receiving minor accumulations of snow and/or sleet.

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What the National Weather Service is Saying

The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories from early Thursday morning through midday for parts of Lower Michigan north of a line from roughly Holland to Grand Rapids to Lansing to Detroit.

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NWS meteorologists say most of the precipitation is expected to be snow, but a light ice glaze is possible in some places. Accumulations should range from a trace to around 3" along and south of I-96, with higher amounts as much as 5" further north toward Mt. Pleasant. Accumulations in Michigan's southern tier of counties should be negligible.

What AccuWeather is Saying

Meteorologists at AccuWeather project similar accumulations with this fast-moving system.

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"Some roads in the region could become slushy and slippery, especially north and west of the Detroit metro area. From 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall in the central and northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan," according to AccuWeather.

What Local TV Meteorologists Are Saying

Here's what WILX News 10 First Alert Meteorologist Justin Bradford is thinking:

The compact storm will bring a slushy 1-3′' of snow to the Lansing area with only an inch or less expected near and south of Jackson. North of St. Johns up to the middle part of the state is where the greatest snowfall totals are expected with accumulations in the 3-5′' range. This storm should be moving out of the area by or before lunchtime on Thursday.

Bradford says Thursday's snow event will likely last no more than 6 hours, and that a lot of what falls will melt away by the end of the day.

Here's an idea of what to expect in your town.

TOWN-BY-TOWN SNOWFALL PROJECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 15, 2024

updated at 6:15pm on 2/14/24

CITY ACCUWEATHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 
Bath 1-3" 1” 
Charlotte < 1” < 1” 
DeWitt 1-2" 1” 
Durand 1-2" 2” 
Eagle < 1” 1” 
East Lansing 1-3" 1” 
Eaton Rapids < 1” < 1” 
Elsie 1-3" 3” 
Fowlerville < 1” 1” 
Grand Ledge < 1” 1” 
Haslett 1-2" 1” 
Holt < 1” < 1” 
Howell < 1” 1” 
Ionia 1-3" 2” 
Jackson < 1” < 1” 
Laingsburg 1-2" 2” 
Lansing 1-3" 1” 
Leslie < 1” < 1” 
Marshall < 1” < 1” 
Mason 1-2" < 1” 
Nashville < 1” < 1” 
Olivet < 1” < 1” 
Onondaga < 1” < 1” 
Ovid 1-2" 2” 
Owosso < 1” 2” 
Perry 1-2" 2” 
Portland 1-2" 1” 
Potterville < 1” < 1” 
St. Johns 1-3" 2” 
Stockbridge < 1” < 1” 
Vermontville < 1” < 1” 
Webberville < 1” 1” 
Westphalia 1-2" 2” 
Williamston 1-2" 1” 

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