FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY

SATURDAY: 4 AM - 9 AM

The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids issues a FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY for Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Allegan, Barry, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties from 4 AM until 9 AM Saturday.  Up to 1/10" of ice accumulation is possible, perhaps more near and north of I-96.  Slippery roads are likely, especially bridges, overpasses, and entrance/exit ramps.  Please be careful traveling through midday Saturday.  

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FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY Starts At 4 AM ... Light Rain & Foggy Saturday Afternoon/Night ... Foggy & Warm With Heavier Rain Sunday ... Rain To Snow Monday ... Watch Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson LIVE at 5!

 

Friday Afternoon:  Mix of sun inland and more clouds at the Lake Shore.  Highs in the upper 20s, but near 30 along the MI/IN line and at the Lake Shore.  Winds SSW 10-20 mph.  

Friday Night:  Increasing clouds with a mix of freezing rain and perhaps sleet developing after midnight.  Roads become slippery and dangerous.  Not as cold, but breezy.  Evening lows near 20, perhaps teens in normal cool spots, then rising to near freezing by daybreak.  Winds S 15-25 mph.  

Saturday:  Light freezing rain or freezing drizzle transitions to plain, light rain or drizzle around midday, perhaps later north of I-94.  Slippery, potentially dangerous roads.  Fog develops in the afternoon and may be dense.  Highs near 40.  Winds S 15-25 mph.  

Saturday Night:  Drizzle transitions to light rain.  Not as cold and breezy.  Temperatures steady or slowly rising near 40 degrees.  Winds S 15-25 mph.  

Sunday:  Rain, heavy at times, especially in the afternoon.  Much warmer, breezy, and foggy.  Minor flooding or standing water likely.  Highs near 50.  Winds SSE 15-25 mph.  

Monday:  Rain quickly turns to snow, turning colder, and windy.  Roads become slippery in the afternoon.  Morning highs in the middle 40s then falling through the 30s.  Winds WSW 20-30 mph.  

Tuesday:  Lake effect snow may produce significant accumulations near I-94 and I-96.  Cold and breezy.  Highs near freezing.  Winds W 15-25 mph.  

 

Good afternoon!  FREEZING RAIN ADVISORIES start early Saturday morning and last until before your lunch hour for an accumulation of 1/10" of ice on roads, power lines, sidewalks, and driveways.  North of I-94 and closer to I-96, the accumulation could be larger.  Surface temperatures are ultimately moving beyond the freezing mark in the afternoon, to near 40 degrees late Saturday.  But, it doesn't take a lot of ice to cause a lot of problems.  If you're traveling you need to be aware that some roads may become dangerous, for a time anyway.  

Fog develops as light rain continues Saturday afternoon and may be dense Saturday night and Sunday.  Warm air riding over our colder, snow covered ground is an easy recipe for fog.  The steadiest, heaviest rain is Sunday afternoon and night; in total up to 1" of rain is possible.  Minor flooding, and at the very least standing water, is likely.  50 degrees on a Sunday in November is a treat, but especially a treat when we consider where we've been this week with arctic air and serious snow.  

Speaking of snow, any lingering rain Monday morning quickly turns to snow in a developing lake effect pattern.  Right now, westerly winds may create significant, perhaps heavy, lake effect snow Monday night and Tuesday.  This type of wind direction could favor both I-94 and I-96.  Lake effect and or light snow are also slated for the busiest travel day of the year and Thanksgiving.  

Have a wonderful afternoon and evening, and make some time to check out your fresh weekend forecast with Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson at 5 PM!  Remember, we're always interested in socializing, connecting with you on #Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT, @CKahlbaum), Instagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt, ckahlbaum), and Facebook.  



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