Initial reports predicted that the first major snowstorm of the season would likely miss most of us in Genesee County, but it now looks like we should brace ourselves for five to eight inches of heavy, wet snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, which goes into effect at 1 am  Monday, (11/26) lasting until 3 pm.

Of course, we'll have the latest school and business closings for Genesee County and beyond right here on our website and on air with Pat & AJ Monday morning.

Residents of Genesee, Shiawassee, Lapeer, and Sanilac will see peak snowfall between 3 and 10 am, with snow falling at the rate of one inch per hour during the heaviest snowfall periods.

This winter storm could mean severe weather conditions that may make travel very hazardous. Plan on snow-covered roads that will definitely affect the morning commute. Heavy, wet snow combined with increasing winds could cause reduced visibility and has the potential to cause power outages.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead and carry extra supplies in their vehicles in the event of an emergency.

[NWS]