More than a foot of snow could be on the ground by Friday morning, December 9.

National Weather Service

Snowfall of 1-2 inches per hour with blowing and drifting could be on the way as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch late Wednesday night through Friday afternoon for Kalamazoo and much of Southwest Michigan.

  • Snow showers will pick up in coverage and intensity overnight Wednesday night.
  • Localized heavier snow bands are likely with 1-2" per hour possible.
  • 15-25 MPH winds may cause blowing and drifting, limiting visibility on the roads.
  • Roads will become snow-covered and slick toward the Thursday morning commute and last through Friday.

Update: 12/7 9:30AM

Kalamazoo and Van Buren Counties have now been upgraded to a Winter Storm Warning.

Bonus Photo Gallery: The Beauty of the First Snow at Fort Custer Recreation Area