Massive snowstorm inches closer to NE Michigan

The strong winter storm heading into the Midwest has shifted slightly and is now expected to impact some parts of northeast lower Michigan.

Alcona, Oscoda and Isoco counties are now under a winter storm watch from tonight into Wednesday evening.  The National Weather Service says places like Mio, Harrisville and Tawas City could see 6 to 8 inches of snow by Wednesday night.  Blowing and drifting snow, poor visibility and periods of heavy snow could make travel treacherous at times.

Further north, places like Alpena are expected to pick up only an inch or two of snow during the daytime hours Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the storm is still expected to dump large amounts of snow on central and southern sections of Michigan.  Forecasters are calling for more than a foot of snow in some places.