A fresh round of hazardous winter weather is forecast for parts of Michigan even as bitterly cold temperatures from recent days ease.
The National Weather Service says 3 to 5 inches of new snow is expected starting Thursday afternoon and into the night in Muskegon, Ludington and Big Rapids. An inch or two is forecast for cities including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Mount Pleasant, Kalamazoo and Jackson.
Winds expected to gust above 50 mph along Lake Michigan and above 40 mph inland could create whiteout conditions.
The Upper Peninsula will get more snow. And portions of southeastern Michigan, including the Detroit area, are expected to get 1 to 2 inches.
A deep freeze that hit Michigan this week has eased. On Thursday morning, readings mostly were in the teens and 20s.