Arctic air stays put this week


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Arctic air stays firmly planted across West Michigan early this week. Wind chills will be in the 0 to -10 range all day Monday.

This is the coldest shot of air so far this season.

Arctic air had already begun streaming into West Michigan by Saturday evening. An area of low pressure helped to drag the core of the cold air over the Great Lakes Sunday. Lake Michigan will be warm enough to help modify the air as it sweeps across the state. This means highs in Michigan will be in the teens, unlike Wisconsin and Minneapolis, which were below zero.

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Arctic air streaming down into Michigan.

Arctic air will continue to produce lake effect snow Monday and Tuesday Snowfall totals will be greatest south and west of Grand Rapids.

Additional lake effect snow is forecast to reach 3-6” for favorable areas by Monday.
Additional lake effect snow is forecast to reach 3 to 6 inches for favorable areas by Monday.

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Very cold air will slowly move out of West Michigan later in the week with warmer air on tap for the last week of January. There is a good chance the last week of January will be warmer than average.

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