A storm system tracking through the eastern Great Lakes will bring wintry weather to portions of the Upper Midwest this weekend. But the main headline with this system will not be snow. Ice will be the biggest threat across the region. With much of this system’s precipitation falling as freezing rain, up to one inch of ice will be possible in portions of Michigan by Sunday, including cities such as Grand Rapids and Lansing. This amount of ice accumulation is enough to bring down numerous trees and power lines, likely leading to long-term power outages for thousands of customers.
Looking ahead, the pattern looks to remain active with multiple winter storm threats for the Upper Midwest, but further ice storms are not expected at this time.