COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Warning through 1 am Monday morning, but has pushed back its Wind Chill Warning to begin at 1 am Monday and continue through 8 pm Tuesday. Heavy snow is expected Sunday, and then bitterly cold temperatures will move in overnight and into Monday and Tuesday. Snow will slowly expand across the area and become heavy by late morning or early afternoon. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour are expected this afternoon into early this evening. Total accumulations of 8 to 14 inches are expected.
At the same time, gusty northwest winds of 10 to 20 mph will develop early this afternoon and increase to between 20 and 30 mph by this evening. Wind gusts to 35 mph will be possible at times. This will cause significant blowing and drifting snow Sunday night intoMonday, which could produce near white out blizzard conditions at times. Temperatures will drop drastically tonight with lows between 7 below and 20 below zero. Deadly wind chills between 30 below and 45 below zero can be expected tonight through Tuesday.
There have been a few church related cancellations Sunday, but no word yet on schools for Monday.