Lake-effect storm pounding parts of Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Weather forecasters say parts of western and northern Michigan could see nearly two feet of snow as a lake-effect storm continues.
Meteorologist Jim Maczko of the National Weather Service office in Grand Rapids said Friday more than a foot of snow has fallen in areas of southwestern Michigan. He says some places could see another eight inches by Saturday.
Maczko describes the storm as "a fairly typical lake-effect snow event" along the shore of Lake Michigan. He says it's getting more attention because of a late start to this year's snow season and last year's conspicuous lack of the white stuff.
Many school districts have cancelled classed Friday as the weather service's lake-effect snow warning continues through Saturday.
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