HIGH WIND WARNING; WIND ADVISORY

WARNING Until 11 PM; ADVISORY Until 2 AM

The National Weather Service in northern Indiana issues a HIGH WIND WARNING in Berrien county until 11 PM for 60 mph, or higher, wind gusts.  65 mph gusts have already been confirmed in Michigan City.  

A WIND ADVISORY remains for nearly all of West Michigan until 2 AM.  45 mph to 55 mph gusts are likely and have already verified.  Downed tree branches and some power outages are possible.  The wind direction is from the north, and winds will easily be sustained in the 25 to 35 mph range.  

Stay with wwmt.com for your weather on this Halloween and always!

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Dangerous Wind Gusts ... Rain/Snow Mix Turns To All Snow ... Cold, But Sunny Weekend ... Watch Keith Thompson At 5 PM!

 

Halloween Afternoon:  Super windy!  Rain/snow mix turns to all snow by late afternoon from north to south.  Accumulations: a coating to 1/2".  Temperatures drop from the lower 40s to near freezing by sunset.  Winds N 25-35 mph with gusts between 50 and 60 mph, especially at the immediate Lake Shore.  

Trick Or Treating/Friday Night:  Super windy!  Snow showers end by mid to late evening and quite cold.  Slick spots are possible.  Temperatures fall into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees.  Overnight lows in the middle 20s.  Winds N 20-30 mph with 40 to 50 mph gusts.      

Saturday:  Hard freeze then mostly sunny, cold, and breezy in the afternoon.  Highs in the upper 30s.  Winds N 15-25 mph.  

Sunday:  Hard freeze then mostly sunny and chilly in the afternoon.  Highs in the middle 40s.  Winds S 10-15 mph.  

Monday:  Partly sunny, not as cold, and breezy.  Highs in the lower to middle 50s.  Winds S 15-25 mph.  

Tuesday:  Periods of rain and breezy.  Highs in the lower 50s.  Winds S-SW 15-25 mph.   

 

Good afternoon and evening!  We hope your Halloween has been sweet and not filled with too many tricks!  Mother Nature is already doling out plenty of her own tricks including 65 mph wind gusts (confirmed in Michigan City) and a rain/snow mix that is currently working its way southward through West Michigan.  Snow is confirmed in Allegan/Barry counties and northward, and sleet was already observed in Paw Paw.  So, snow or a rain/snow mix is close to Kalamazoo.  Ultimately, accumulations for most of us are a coating or less.  But, slightly more substantial snow is possible north of I-96 where it's been snowing for several hours already.  

HIGH WIND WARNING and many WIND ADVISORIES last until late tonight cautioning about 50 to 60 mph wind gusts and the potential for some power outages.  Wind and snow issues boil down to difficult conditions for Trick or Treating this evening.  Please keep it safe, and try to stay warm.  Our winds relax a little bit tonight while temperatures drop into the middle 20s.  Saturday night is shaping up slightly colder thanks to lower and middle 20s.  Sunshine guides West Michigan only to the upper 30s Saturday afternoon; Sunday is slightly warmer.  

Remember, clocks go back 1 hour Saturday night as we welcome in standard time.  The upshot is more daylight at the front end of your day, the downside is the sun sets one hour sooner starting Sunday afternoon.  Back to work and back to school Monday is now looking dry and milder.  Showers are still on tap for Tuesday and appear to linger Wednesday morning.  Another rain/snow mess is in line for next Thursday and Thursday night.  

Have a wonderful Halloween night and weekend!  Make some time to watch Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson track snow and cold air LIVE at 5 PM!  We're always chatting with you on #Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT, @CKahlbaum), Intagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt), and Facebook.   



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