West Michigan Weather

Soggy and Cold!


Tonight: Rain and chilly. Near steady temperatures during the evening, possibly rising slightly overnight. We'll be in the middle to upper 30s. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. 

Tomorrow: Rain in the morning, then cloudy with an isolated light shower or two possible in the afternoon. Warmer. The high will be in the upper 40s. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow Night: Cloudy with an isolated shower possible in the evening. Rain chances increase late; rain likely overnight. Unseasonably mild. The low will be in the upper 30s. Winds will be light.

Wednesday: Rain continues, possibly heavy at times. An isolated thundershower is possible. The high will be in the middle 40s -- in the early part of the day. Cooler air moves in late in the day. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Showers likely, breezy and turning much cooler. Rain may mix with snow late/overnight. The overnight low will be in the lower 30s.

Christmas Day: Cloudy, breezy, and chilly. Light snow possible, mainly in the morning. The high will be in the middle to upper 30s.

Good Evening, West Michigan!  We're in for a soggy period with a couple of waves of rain moving across our area over the next two days. By the time colder air moves in, turning the rain to a rain-snow mix (and eventually a little snow for Christmas morning), precipitation models estimate that an inch of rain may have fallen.

Off and on for the past few days, forecast model runs have suggested the possibility of a thundershower along with some pockets of heavy rain Wednesday. It's hard to believe that we would hear thunder just a day before Christmas, but it may happen. Hope Santa's sleigh has some good windshield wipers!

If you're looking for a silver lining in the cloudy outlook, how about this: because our predominant wind flow over the next couple of days will be from the south, temperatures will continue warmer than average, meaning we won't have deal with any frozen precipitation/ice. Commuting to work and holiday travelers won't have to worry about poor road conditions.

Wednesday night, colder air begins moving in, and it will be windy. As temperatures fall, pockets of light rain will become mixed with a little snow. With a little luck, we'll have enough moisture hanging around Christmas morning for some snow. Model solutions aren't very impressive with the snowfall; accumulations will be light, if there are any at all.

Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson has LIVE updates on the forecast and a look at the radar tonight at 10 on the CW 7, then again at 11 on Newschannel 3. Make plans to watch! We're also connecting with you via social media. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter (@weathermankeith, @CKahlbaum, @JPorterWWMT) and Instagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt). Have a wonderful Monday evening.