Lansing, Jackson and all the rest of Mid-Michigan can expect wintry weather this Friday, but forecasters widely disagree on how much snow will fall. Could be anywhere from an inch to a foot, depending on where you are.

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Why the Discrepancy?

The exact track of a developing storm out west will determine what kind of precipitation falls in Mid-Michigan.

WILX News 10 Chief Meteorologist Darrin Rockcole sums it up this way:

...we are seeing a trend in some of the computer models to pull the storm farther to the north, if this happens the heaviest snowfall will be north of Lansing. This more northern track would put the Lansing and Jackson area in more of a wintry mix of rain and snow.


What Does the National Weather Service Think Will Happen?

Forecasters with the National Weather Service seem to be in agreement with that assessment, believing snowfall totals for most cities around Mid-Michigan to be on the lower side - thanks to a mix of rain, freezing rain and sleet, especially in the first hours of Friday's storm. They think most towns around our region will likely see 2 to 3 inches total.

What Is AccuWeather Saying?

AccuWeather believes this Friday's storm will indeed be mainly a snow event for Mid-Michigan, meaning snowfall accumulations won't be tamped down by rain or sleet. They're currently betting on accumulations around 4 to 8 inches around much of Mid-Michigan, with some areas potentially seeing as much as a foot.

What About My Community?

Here's our town-by-town breakdown of current projections from AccuWeather and the National Weather Service.

updated 3/1/23 at 9:55am

Bath 4-8" 2-3" 
Charlotte 4-8" 2-3" 
DeWitt 4-8" 2-3" 
Durand 6-10" 2” 
Eagle 4-8" 2-3" 
East Lansing 4-8" 2-3" 
Eaton Rapids 4-8" 1-2" 
Elsie 6-10" 4” 
Fowlerville 4-8" 1” 
Grand Ledge 4-8" 2-3" 
Haslett 4-8" 2-3" 
Howell 4-8" 1” 
Ionia 8-12" 2-3" 
Jackson 3-6" 1-2" 
Laingsburg 6-10" 2” 
Lansing 4-8" 2-3" 
Leslie 6-10" 1-2" 
Marshall 4-8" 1-2" 
Mason 4-8" 1-2" 
Nashville 4-8" 2-3" 
Olivet 4-8" 1-2" 
Onondaga 6-10" 1-2" 
Ovid 6-10" 2-3" 
Owosso 6-10" 2” 
Perry 6-10" 2” 
Portland 4-8" 2-3" 
Potterville 4-8" 2-3" 
St. Johns 8-12" 2-3" 
Stockbridge 3-6" 1-2" 
Vermontville 4-8" 2-3" 
Webberville 4-8" 1-2" 
Westphalia 4-8" 2-3" 
Williamston 4-8" 2-3" 

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