Weekend ice storm, snow forecast for parts of Michigan

Apr 13, 2018

Weekend ice storm & snow in forecast
Credit National Weather Service

A weekend ice storm is forecast for parts of Michigan amid severe storms packing snow, rain and strong winds in the Midwest and beyond.

The National Weather Service says several mid-Michigan counties could get about a half-inch of ice accumulation on Saturday and into Sunday morning.

In the northern Lower Peninsula, forecasts call for about a foot of snow in places.

Wind gusts of up to 50 mph could down trees and power lines.

Consumers Energy, which provides electrical service to a large portion of the state, says additional heavy-duty equipment is being staged in the mid-Michigan community of Alma to assist with anticipated outages.

Sleet could make roads slippery in places. Rainstorms and thunderstorms are forecast in the southern portion of the state.