West Michigan Weather



Easy Evening Commute ... Snow, Ice, & Rain Tomorrow ... Colder With Snow Showers Wednesday, Thursday ... Watch Cyndi Kahlbaum LIVE At 5!

 

Monday Afternoon:  A mix of lake effect cloud cover and some sun; cold.  Scattered flurries near and west of US 131.  Highs near freezing.  Winds WNW 10-20 mph. 

Monday Night:  Turning cloudy with snow developing toward daybreak.  Lows near 20.  Winds W-SE 5-10 mph.

Tuesday:  Snow transitions to sleet and freezing rain toward midday or early afternoon from south to north.  Freezing rain mixes with and turns to rain by mid to late afternoon, mainly south of I-96.  Accumulations ... Holland and northeastward: 2" to 4" ... farther south (including Kalamazoo): 1" to 2".  Ice accumulations of 1/10" to 2/10" are possible south of I-96.  Not as cold, but breezy.  Roads will be slippery!  Highs in the middle 30s.  Winds SE-S 15-25 mph.

Wednesday:  Much colder and breezy with lake effect snow showers.  Light accumulations are likely, especially near and west of US 131.  Morning highs in the lower 20s.  Winds WNW 15-25 mph.

Thursday:  Lake effect snow showers with light accumulations possible.  Frigid and breezy.  Highs in the middle teens with below zero wind chills.  Winds W 15-25 mph.

Friday:  Frigid start with below zero low temperatures.  Increasing clouds with some late day snow showers developing.  Highs in the middle 20s.  Winds S 15-25 mph.     

 

Good afternoon!  Lake effect clouds and sunshine are mixed on this Monday afternoon, and that will be the rhythm through sunset.  A couple of flurries are even possible, confirmed by the latest trends on Live Doppler Radar.  Evening commute temperatures push to near the freezing mark.  Skies turn cloudy tonight in advance of daybreak snow.  It's not just snow in your Tuesday forecast, but snow that will change to sleet and freezing rain near or before lunch.  The transition doesn't stop there as middle 30s encourage a complete transition to rain sometime in the afternoon and before the Tuesday evening commute.  This is a bit confoudning as surface temperatures are below freezing to more than a foot below the soild.  It's easy to envision a scenario where plain rain falls while still freezing on contact, especially in rural areas.  This is a messy system and worthy of a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY likely to be issued before you drive home from work.  Snowfall amounts appear to range between 1" and 2" while ice accumulations may lie between 1/10" and 2/10".  

Much colder air encourages lake effect snow showers Wednesday and Thursday.  The wind flow is west-northwest Wednesday and turning west-southwest Thursday.  Wednesday's highs in the lower 20s transpire in the morning while Thursday is a day when we're stuck in the teens.  Small snow chances litter your forecast from Friday afternoon right into your weekend.  Plus, a major time change takes place Saturday night when clocks spring forward 1 hour as we welcome in the beginning of Daylight Saving time.  Have a great afternoon and evening!  Make sure you spend some time with Meteorologist Cyndi Kahlbaum LIVE at 5 PM.  She'll have a fresh look at your messy Tuesday forecast.  Plus, we love socializing with you on #Twitter (@CKahlbaum@JPorterWWMT), Instagram (ckahlbaumjporterwwmt), and Facebook.  



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