Storm Team 8 Forecast

Breezy and Colder
Few Flurries
Temps:  Steady near 30
Wind Chill:  Near 20

SUNRISE 8:07 a.m.
SUNSET  5:09 p.m.

Occasional Light Snow Showers and Flurries Today
Colder Today and Holding Through the Week

SYNOPSIS  Colder air has returned to West Michigan with a breezy west-northwest wind. Mostly cloudy skies will remain with us along with a few light snow showers and flurries. Temperatures will remain steady near 30 with a wind chill near 20 degrees.

Snow flurries may linger into Thursday morning, but we’ll be in an overall dry pattern from Thursday afternoon through Monday.  Skies will vary from partly cloudy to overcast and winds will be relatively light (beside today) through the period.  High temperatures will be in the mid 30s from Thursday through Sunday and around 40 Monday and Tuesday.

LONG RANGE   Rain showers are possible next Monday night into Tuesday.  It’ll be breezy.  Colder air will turn the rain to snow next Wednesday (Christmas Eve).  Snow showers are likely on Christmas Day, so we still have a decent chance of a White Christmas, though it may come at the last minute.  A general colder pattern will prevail over the Great Lakes from Christmas into early January.

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.

Check out Bill’s Blog. He’s got more on our chance of a White Christmas and also more on when it’s going to get cold and snowy again.  He’s got lots of links to pretty pictures and long-range weather maps.