Winter Weather Advisory issued for much of Mid-Michigan ahead of snow storm

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (2/24/2020) - A slight southern shift in Wednesday's snow storm lowered totals around the Great Lakes Bay Region by a couple of inches.

The heaviest snow is still setting up for the I-69 corridor. Most of Mid-Michigan is under a Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday afternoon through the day on Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued the advisory on Monday, ahead of a storm system that will cause messy travel conditions around the region from Tuesday night all the way into Thursday morning.

The advisory area extends south from Saginaw County to the Michigan-Ohio state line. Areas northwest have been dropped, including Bay and Isabella counties.

Huron and Sanilac counties are under a Lakeshore Flood Advisory from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning.

Snow starts to move into areas south of Saginaw Bay first after about 9 p.m. Tuesday. Once the snow starts, it'll slowly get heavier into Wednesday.

Through the day Wednesday, the snow will be moderate to heavy and blow around in a stiff northeast wind.

Visibility could be low at times and travel will likely be delayed and very slow going. There will be blowing and drifting, making plowing difficult.

Areas along the I-69 corridor will have the heaviest snowfall with totals dropping off quickly around Saginaw Bay and points northward.

Some areas will get between 3 to 5 inches of snow to the south with some pockets near 7 inches possible. The heaviest snow will be farther south of Mid-Michigan. Those heavier pockets will be very localized though.

Things are still coming together and these totals could be tweaked based on storm track and intensity as we get closer. Please check back for updates.