GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — High temperatures in the teens and lows in single digits or below zero are on the way this weekend, and the last time West Michigan was that cold was last February.
A cold dome of Canadian high pressure behind only our third Arctic front of the year will clear skies partially and push down temperatures.
The wind is likely to hold up at least through midday Saturday and that should give us wind chills of -10 to -20 degrees on Saturday morning across lower Michigan.
The lack of serious cold so far this winter has already had a profound impact on Great Lakes ice. By this time in 2014, Lake Michigan was 76 percent ice covered. This year, it is only 14 percent iced over.