Yet another clipper has entered the Great Lakes region from Canada. This clipper system will bring a lighter dose of snow compared to the most recent one, with most areas only picking up to an inch or two of additional snowfall.
In terms of timing, on Friday morning a light to moderate snow will be affecting Lower Michigan while the Upper Peninsula deals with lake-effect snow along the northern shore. Along the northern and western coasts of Lower Michigan, the snow will be enhanced by the lakes with the added moisture in place. A light snow will then overspread into northern portions of Ohio and western Pennsylvania during the afternoon hours. Most of that snow will then taper off during the evening.
Snow will also move into western New York Friday afternoon, but it will quickly dissipate for the most part and turn into a lake-effect snow event due to strong winds from the west-northwest. This will be another significant lake-effect snow event just east of Lakes Erie and Ontario. Locations that typically experience heavy snow from the lakes will get in on another round Friday afternoon into Saturday morning before another clipper enters the picture Saturday afternoon. In terms of totals, localized areas will get up to eight inches of snow. As everyone knows, lake-effect snow is a very localized event, so one town may get a foot of snow while a town ten miles to the north may only get an inch of two.
The lake-effect snow will also continue for the UP of Michigan and the western coast of Lower Michigan Friday afternoon. During the overnight hours, the next clipper will move in, therefore ending the lake-effect event.