UPDATE- Tue 2/25/2020 at 9:50 am:

While a Winter Storm Watch remains in effect for much of the region, the most recent forecasts indicate that the heaviest snow will track a little bit further east than originally expected. Models show heavy snowfall stretching from the lower corner of southwest Michigan to the east and north on the other side of the state.

Some locally heavy amounts are still expected, but the Kalamazoo area is expected to get less snowfall than originally expected. Still, 3 to 6' of snow is possible. Snowfall totals could be a little higher in the Battle Creek and surrounding areas.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The middle of the week will take a turn back toward winter weather in areas of Southwest Michigan, among other areas of the state.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Barry,  Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Eaton, Jackson, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph & Van Buren Counties as well as some counties to the north. It goes into effect Tuesday afternoon and remains until Wednesday evening.

The current forecast is calling for 4 to 7 inches of snowfall during that time. A challenging commute for the morning on Wednesday is expected and could lead to several area closings. Travel will be difficult when temperatures drop and untreated roads become icy and snow-covered.

We will continue to provide the latest updates on this alert as they become available.

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