A Winter Weather Advisory, issued by the National Weather Service in Gaylord, is in effect through midnight Thursday for a multi-county area in northern lower Michigan, including Emmet, Charlevoix and Otsego counties.
Snow began falling in the Petoskey just before 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
The advisory states a low pressure system is moving across the state, with a wintry mix falling as the temparures dip below freezing by 5 p.m. There is 100 percent chance of snow falling in the region overnight, predictions ranging in three to six inches as the temperatures drop into the low teen or singles digits — before wind chill.
Snow showers are predicted throughout Thursday and Friday, adding more snow to the region and of course making road conditions more hazardous.