Storm Team 8 Forecast

HIGH: 36
WINDS: NW 10-20 mph

SUNRISE: 8:01 a.m.
SUNSET:  5:51 p.m.

Variably Cloudy and Cold on Friday
Arctic Air Early Next Week

THIS EVENING Mostly cloudy skies with scattered light flurries. Breezy and cold as temperatures drop faster than usual tonight. Lows will be in the middle teens.

FRIDAY Colder, with highs topping out in the mid 20s. Variably cloudy skies with flurries possible, mainly in the morning.

SATURDAY  Most of Saturday should be cool and dry, with a little light snow possible in the afternoon, mainly north and west of Kent County.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY  A system carrying widespread snow Sunday will track south of our area.This could bring snow to our southern counties, but only clouds north or I-94. We will be watching the track closely for any wobbles north or south, as this would change expected snowfall totals. Another Arctic cold front arrives into Sunday. This will keep highs in the teens Sunday through Tuesday. Winds will pick up from the north-northwest at 10-20 mph and wind chills may drop to zero.  Snow showers are possible both Monday and Tuesday, especially in the those areas that get lake-effect with a northwest wind.

Check out Bill’s Blog.  Bill has more on the East Coast Blizzard and a look back at the big blizzards that hit West Michigan on January 26, 1967 and January 26, 1978.