WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY (9 a.m. until 7 p.m.)
Snow Showers Intensify Midday
3-6" GR to NW
WINDS: SW 15-25 mph
SUNRISE 8:01 a.m.
SUNSET 5:08 p.m..
What We're Tracking:
A Cold, Breezy and Snowy Week
Temperatures Stay Below Freezing Through the Weekend
Some Snow Each Day with Occasional Slippery Roads
SYNOPSIS Expect a "tricky Tuesday" morning across West Michigan. Scattered snow showers are creating slippery travel conditions. It will be a breezy and very cold day, with temperatures in the teens to near 20 degrees, and wind chills running -5 to +5. Snow showers will intensify later this morning into the early afternoon, creating more challenging travel conditions by midday.
We have a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for today, starting at 9 am and going at least until 7 pm for Van Buren, Allegan, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Mason and Lake Counties. Our snow will increase in intensity during the late morning and it may snow at a pretty good clip from midday to mid-afternoon. I could see inch an hour snowfall rates for an hour or two with a strong wind that will greatly reduce disabilities and cause considerable blowing and drifting. Winds start SW at 10-15 mph, but become W at 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. With temperatures in the only near 20, the snow will not only stick to the roads, but it'll be light enough to cause significant blowing and drifting. Wind chill factors will drop to near zero at times. If you can run errands in the early morning, that would be preferred to the midday or afternoon time.
We'll continue to see snow showers and at least light (1-4") accumulations Tuesday night into Wednesday evening when the focus of heavier accumulations may shift to Allegan, Barry, Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties. Wednesday will be another windy and even colder day with temperatures of 17 to 21 and wind chills near zero at times.
LOOKING AHEAD The long-range continues to bring more snow and cold. Thursday, we'll see snow showers, at least light accumulations and highs in the low 20's. Friday we have a chance of a little light snow, but at least we could see some breaks in the clouds. Saturday looks like at least light snow. We're watching a storm that will pass mostly to our south, but it could still produce a few inches of snow, mainly southeast of Grand Rapids. Sunday, the winds will be light, but we could still get a little light snow. We continue in a mid-winter pattern though much of the rest of December. One of our weather computer models doesn't give G.R. a temperature above 32 degrees until after Christmas!
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