West Michigan Weather



Frigid Tonight ... Not As Cold Tomorrow ... Snow, Freezing Rain, & Rain Thursday ... Much Colder Friday ... Possible Weekend Snow ... Watch Keith Thompson At 5!

  

Tuesday Afternoon:  Sun and some high clouds trend toward a mostly sunny sky and cold.  Highs in the middle 20s to uper 20s.  Winds NE-N 10-15 mph. 

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy and frigid.  Lows near 10 above with wind chills near zero.  Winds N-S 5 mph.

Wednesday:  Mostly sunny and frigid in the morning.  Increasing clouds and not as cold in the afternoon.  Highs near 30.  Winds SSE 10-20 mph.    

Thursday:  Snow, freezing rain, and rain create a messy morning commute.  Accumulations ... Holland to Battle Creek and northeast: 1" to 2" ... elsewhere including Kalamazoo: 1" or less.  Not as cold, but breezy.  Highs in the middle 30s.  Winds S-NW 15-25 mph.

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, much colder, and breezy with lake effect snow showers, mainly west of US 131.  Light accumulations are possible.  Highs near 20.  Winds NNW 15-25 mph. 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy and still cold.  Highs in the middle 20s.  Winds S 10-20 mph.  

Sunday:  Snow, heavy at times, cold, and breezy.  Significant accumulations possible.  Highs in the middle 20s.  Winds SE-NE 15-25 mph.  

 

Good afternoon!  Sunshine is in control save for some middle and high clouds encouraged on a northeast wind off of Lake Huron.  Most of West Michigan is already in the middle 20s, a few upper twenties by evening drive time are reasonable.  Generally clear skies, our snow pack, light winds, and eastern Great Lakes high pressure all mandate a really cold night.  We're projecting 10 above zero, but traditional cold spots are going to be colder.  

Wednesday sunshine transitions to increasing clouds, and fortunately, it's not as cold in the afternoon thanks to highs near 30.  Chicago low pressure Thursday morning advances to Detroit by afternoon bringing all precipitation modes to West Michigan.  Rain or freezing rain change to snow around midday, and northeast of Kalamazoo it still appears a mostly all snow event is on tap.  This system is a quick mover and given the existence of above freezing air, the resultant accumulations are plausible: near or under an inch in Kalamazoo, farther northeast ... 1" to 2".  

Friday is much colder, and cold enough to to nurture lake effect snow showers west of US 131 on north-northwesterly winds.  For the second day in a row, long range models purport an accumulating snow on Super Bowl Sunday.  It's too early to posit amounts, but enough to bring out the plows seems likely, as of this point.  Much will change in the details, we need to allow for these changes to come to fruition before offering specific amounts.  

Have a great afternoon, enjoy the sun, and keep it warm!  Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson has a fresh look at your midweek forecast and Thursday's system LIVE at 5 PM.  No matter the time, we love socializing with you on #Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT), Instagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt), and Facebook.  



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