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Laura Mazade / Lansing State Journal

LANSING – More snow and gusts can cause dangerous driving conditions on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings, predictors said.

The Lansing region is expected to get 1 to 2 inches of new snow at the end of Wednesday afternoon, said the National Weather Service.

Wet snow began to fall Tuesday afternoon, but the flakes become finer and lighter as the night progresses, said Heather Orow, a meteorologist for the weather service in Grand Rapids. Winds will also pick up, with gusts of up to 40 mpg,

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Snowblowing can obstruct the view and ensure that cleared roads become slippery, says Orow.

A winter weather recommendation will remain in force until 1 p.m. Wednesday for a large part of south-central and southwest Michigan, including the Lansing area.

The Lansing area had received 2½ to 3½ inches of snow on Tuesday morning at 8 pm, but did not get much freezing rain, said the weather service. Ice formation has led to large-scale power outages in Grand Rapids and other parts of West Michigan.

The second snowy round of the storm can cause problems for commuters going home on Tuesday night, said Mike Sutton, another weather forecaster.

Gusts will not reach the 50 mph sign as they did at the weekend, but there is still "a threat of stronger winds if this storm system comes through," he said.

The storm that started on Monday is the first of a series of winter storms that are in the great lakes between now and the end of February.

Sutton said Thursday another winter storm is coming to Michigan. There is uncertainty about the precipitation type and the accumulation with that storm, he said.

Contact the reporter Megan Banta at (517) 377-1261 or mbanta@lsj.com. Follow her on Twitter @ MeganBanta_1

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