Cloudy and Cool
Areas of Fog and Some Slick Spots
WIND: S 5-15 mph
SUNRISE 8:10 a.m.
SUNSET 5:10 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Cloudy & Cool
Slow Warm-up through Tuesday
Mix to Rain Monday Evening
SYNOPSIS Reports of freezing drizzle have streamed in from across west Michigan with northern Muskegon County reported as particularly slick.Areas along the lakeshore could continue to see some light freezing drizzle or snow flurries today. Highs will be slightly warmer today, around 37, but with increased wind, it won’t feel that much warmer.
WINTER SOLSTICE Winter officially arrives Sunday at 6:03 p.m. That’s the shortest day of the year with only 9 hours of daylight.
UPCOMING WEEK: We’ll be headed into a stormier pattern next week. We’ll have a chance of rain or a mix Monday afternoon into Monday night. Rain is likely here Tuesday and Tuesday night. Wednesday we’ll see the rain change to snow and slick spots may develop. Snow showers are likely on Thursday with slick spots likely. We’ll also have a stiff west wind on Thursday that will knock the wind chill down to the low-mid teens.. A White Christmas looks likely with most models forecasting 1-2″ of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. A batch of even colder air is set to arrive around the 28th and stay with us through the New Year’s Holiday.
Check out Bill’s Blog. He’s got a summary of the weather so far in 2014 and more on the long-range outlook for next week. Also, a famous meteorologist has passed away at the age of 102.