The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of West Michigan starting Wednesday, January 4th at 4AM.

Here is the advisory issued for Kent County:

Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4AM Wednesday to 10AM EST Thursday.  The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect from 4AM Wednesday to 10AM EST Thursday.

Hazardous Weather:  Lake effect snow showers will develop tonight and continue into Thursday.  Total accumulations up to 10 inches.  Blowing and drifting snow.

Impacts:  Roads will become snow packed and hazardous beginning late tonight.  Blowing snow will significantly reduce visibilities.  Commuting times will be much slower.

Precautionary / Preparedness Actions:  The Michigan Department of Transportation reminds motorists to adjust speeds based on the conditions, and to take it slow in ice and snow.  Weather preparedness information is available on line at