Windy & Turning Colder
Few Flurries Possible
TEMPS: Dropping through the 30s
WINDS: W 15-30 (Gusts to 40 mph)
SUNRISE 7:58 a.m.
SUNSET 5:08 p.m.
WHAT WE'RE TRACKING
Falling Temps Today
Becoming Very Windy
Next Widespread Snow: Late Sunday
Next week: Lake Effect Snow Showers
SYNOPSIS Say "Good-Bye" to the 'mild' December weather! Temperatures will be tumbling, starting today! Today will be windy and turn colder, with temperatures dropping through the 30s. A few light snow flurries are possible, but much of the day will be dry. Sharply colder air marches in for the weekend and next week!
Over the next week, we'll see the coldest air we've seen since last January. In fact, if temperatures stay in the teens for highs next Tuesday, it'll be the first time that's happened in the 2nd week of December since 2000. The Grand Rapids National Weather Service states that "we only see this (teens for highs this early in winter) about once every 20 years. Daytime temperatures will be only in the mid 20s Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We'll see periods of flurries from tonight into Saturday morning.
Snow is likely Sunday night into Monday and the best bet is a general 2-5" snowfall across much of Lower Michigan. Roads will be snow covered and slippery.
Tuesday will be rockin' cold for early December with temperatures much of the day in the mid teens, a stiff west wind, lake-effect snow more on than off for much of the day into Tuesday night and slippery roads. There will be enough snow on the ground for drifts (maybe up to a a foot or more). It stays cold on Wednesday with a chance of more lake -effect snow showers, especially in the lakeshore counties north of Grand Haven. The overall pattern looks relatively cold into the middle of the month.
BILL'S BLOG has more on the Arctic blast that is not only coming to Michigan, but most of the lower 48 states (Florida stays in the warm air). Bill also has a summary of the weather of November, the coolest November we have had in G. R. since 2002. Lots of interesting comments, too. Check it out the blog, the cyber-home of weather geeks throughout Lower Michigan.
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