Storm Team 8 Forecast


TONIGHT
Mostly Clear and Cold
LOW:  9 (cold spots zero to -5)
WIND:  CALM

SUNRISE: 8:02 a.m.
SUNSET:  5:49 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Dry Through Tomorrow
Snow/Mix (1-3″) Late Tomorrow Night into Thursday
Light Snow on Sunday
Arctic Air Early Next Week

Skies will stay mostly clear tonight with calm conditions.  That will set the stage for a chilly night.  Lows will reach 5° to 10° above in urban areas and as cold as 0° to -5° in the colder rural locations and valleys.

MID-WEEK   After a cold start to Wednesday, temperatures will climb to the low 30s in the afternoon.   We’ll see a little morning sunshine, with clouds moving in during the midday and afternoon. Winds will be out of the south at 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY  Light snow or a mix of precipitation will develop Wednesday night.  That will likely include a mixture of snow, sleet or even a period of freezing rain.  Roads could be slippery for Thursday morning’s commute.  High temperatures Thursday will be in the low-mid 30s.  Winds will shift to the northwest at 10-20 mph for the afternoon.

LOOKING AHEAD  Cooler air to follow for Friday with high temperatures back to the low-mid 20s.  We may see a few flurries Friday morning.  Most of Saturday should be cool and dry, with a little light snow possible in the afternoon, mainly north and west of Kent County.  A more general snow will start later Saturday night and continue most of the day on Sunday into Sunday night.  Look for at least 1-4″ accumulation then.  Temperatures will be in the upper 20s Sunday morning, falling to the low 20s Sunday afternoon. Winds will pick up from the north at 10-20 mph.

TURNING COLDER NEXT WEEK  Chilly air arrives for Monday and Tuesday of next week with snow showers.  At least light accumulations are likely, especially in the those areas that get lake-effect with a northwest wind.  High temperatures will only be in the teens Monday and Tuesday.

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.