It was such a nice Fall, and wasn't it 70 degrees last week? Not anymore! Lots of snow is coming and we have a Winter Storm Warning beginning at 7 am Thursday morning through 7 am Saturday. Welcome to an early Winter!

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So, our friendly Fox17 Meteorologists are saying that bitterly cold air is moving in, and that will fire up the lake effect "snow machine" and generate a bunch of snow over pretty much all of West Michigan. Temperatures will only be in the 20s by Thursday night and stay there through the weekend, including Sunday.

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And, that doesn't take the winds into effect. With those winds coming off the lake, it could dump six inches to a foot of snow before it's through. Now, that is a four-day total because the snow is likely to continue to fall into Sunday. That's about three inches per day. Holy snowman!

Little cute girl sculpts a big snowman in winter in the park
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The Warning includes Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren, Ionia, Barry, Eaton, Kalamazoo, and Calhoun counties.


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Then, for counties north, there is a Winter Weather Advisory through 7 a.m. Saturday that includes Mason, Oceana, and Muskegon counties, where total snow accumulations between that time period will be between 5" to 8". Good grief!

All-in-all, don't forget to be prepared and keep your winter gear handy, especially in your car.  Hats and gloves, maybe a little shovel, water, snacks, and things like that.

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