Variably Cloudy and Cold
Mostly Light Snow Showers
HIGH: 22 (Wind Chills: near zero)
WIND: NW-W 10-15 mph
SUNRISE 7:47 a.m.
SUNSET 6:07 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Lakeshore Snow and a Few Inland Flurries
Heaviest Lake-Effect (an additional 1-4″) Likely Far SW Ottawa County South to Indiana
Scattered Slippery Spots on Area Roads, Mainly in the Lakeshore Counties
Breezy and Cold – Coldest Day Will Be Saturday
NOW THRU THE REST OF TODAY Total accumulations from this storm system will end up from 6 to nearly 18″ in the heavier lakeshore snow bands mainly in the lakeshore counties (cities of Holland, Fennville, Allegan). Inland just flurries with a dusting. As the wind shifts westerly this afternoon what’s left over with the snow will drift inland an it dissipates. Lakeshore roadways will remain a challenge today even though the wind will not be as strong.
TONIGHT A brief lull in the snow will occur tonight. Clouds will arrive as an Arctic cold front creeps closer. A few snow flurries are possible by daybreak.
FRIDAY WEATHER Look for snow showers to redevelop Friday as the Arctic cold front slides through. It will become quite breezy during the afternoon once it moves through so there will be some blowing snow with deteriorating road conditions. Once again, highs will be in the low 20s. I expect wind chills to hover close to zero later tomorrow afternoon.
WEEKEND WEATHER Some of the coldest air of the season is likely this weekend, with highs in the low to mid teens Saturday and the potential for Sunday morning’s lows to drop below zero (especially northeast and east of Grand Rapids). Scattered snow showers are possible Saturday morning, mainly by Lake Michigan. We could see a little sunshine Saturday and Sunday morning, especially in inland areas. Winds will turn to the north Saturday and back to the SSE for Sunday PM at 5-15 mph.
LOOKING AHEAD The coldest air pushes east and temperatures should be back closer to average by Tuesday. We could see a period of light snow Sunday night into Monday morning. Temperatures may rebound to near 30 Monday, the mid 30s next Tuesday and the upper 30s by Thursday the 18th.
Check out Bill’s Blog. Bill has more on the Winter Weather Warnings and Advisories and what to expect this week into next week. He’s also got links to a GIANT wave in England and some incredible winds blowing a ski lift around in Switzerland…cool stuff!