Variable cloud cover and cold
Chance Few Flurries, mainly in the lakeshore counties
WIND: N-NW 5 mph
SUNSET 6:37 p.m.
SUNRISE 7:11 a.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Continued Cold Through Friday
30s This Weekend, 40s Next Week
TODAY Today will probably be the coldest day we’ll see until next December. Highs will only be in the mid-upper teens (compared to the average high for March 5 at 40°). There will be a mix of sun and clouds with a chance of light snow showers, again mainly in the lakeshore counties. Any accumulations would be light, generally less than an inch. Wind chill readings will mainly from -5 to 10 above.
FRIDAY We’ll start Friday morning with near record low temperatures of -5 to 10 (coldest temperatures southeast of Kent County and the warmest reading at Lake Michigan). Partly sunny skies and a breezy southwest wind during the day will boost temperatures to the mid 20s. Wind chills during the day will still be down around 10-15. There will be a chance of flurries and/or light snow showers during the evening.
WEEKEND WEATHER A little warmer air will move in for the weekend, with highs climbing back into the mid 30s, so a little bit of melting will begin over the weekend. A few flurries and light snow showers will remain possible this weekend, but much of the weekend will be dry.
LOOKING AHEAD Warmer weather is definitely on the way for next week. We’ll see highs approaching 40 on Monday and into the mid to even upper 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Considering how cold 2015 has been in West Michigan, those temperatures SOUND really warm, but in reality, temperatures in the low 40s are where our averages should be for this time of the year. At this point, no major storms appear to be on the horizon in the next week.
Check out Bill’s Blog. has more on the warm-up coming next week.