Tonight's Forecast: Snow, strong winds and falling temps

Our next winter system is already spreading snow into the area and it has quickly become heavy and impactful. The snow from this system will be heavy, dense packing snow which will not drift because of the strong winds. 2" to 4" of snow is likely by early Friday, with the lowest amounts around I-94 and the highest amounts north of I-96. This system will deepen and strengthen quickly north of the area Friday, leading to falling temperatures, strong winds and heavy lake-effect snow. Winds will gust 35 to 45 mph at times tonight and Friday. With temps falling into the teens, the strong winds will lead to wind chills between 0° and 10° below. Several more inches of snow will fall throughout Friday, heaviest along and west of US-131. Travel is expected to be very difficult. Arctic air really settles in over the weekend and next week with highs forecast only in the teens and overnight lows in the single digits. Wind chills will be below zero the majority of the time!