Marshall County could see hazardous winter weather conditions today. 

Marshall County Emergency Management Director, Jack Garner released the latest information from the Nation Weather Service which warns of intense lake-effect snow showers today.

Citizens in Marshall County can expect strong winds and snow that will lead to areas of blowing snow and low visibility throughout the day. 

Projections say the heaviest lake-effect snow showers will have the potential of 6 to 10 inches of snow accumulation by daybreak Tuesday.  Both the morning and evening commutes will be affected.

Lake effect snow produces wide variation in snowfall amounts. Early models show a significant band setting up over the northeast corner of Marshall County later this afternoon/evening, upping their projections to 6+ inches. If that shifts, other areas could see that amount also.

Rates of snowfall could be up to 1-2″ per hour, combined with 40+ mph wind gusts, which will make travel very difficult during peak times. Expect snow to blow across rural roads.

Tuesday morning’s commute could be hazardous, though the snow is expected to stop falling around that time. Roads may still be less navigable due to the winds covering up previously plowed areas. In that event, schools may consider delays/closings for Tuesday depending on how much snow falls today.

Stay tuned to GIANT fm WTCA FM106.1 & AM 1050 for weather information.