We continue to track the possibility of snow Wed. night into early Thu. The map above is the Sun. evening run of the GFS model for Thurs. AM. It suggests precipitation prehaps starting as a mix or as wet, heavy snow Wed. night – with 1-4″ not impossible (not as much on the relatively warm pavement) for G.R. and/or points north. Any snow would go over to rain during the day Thurs. It would be a windy, cold commute Thurs. AM. It looks like another big, windy snowstorm from W. Nebraska up thru S. Dakota into Minnesota, NW Wisconsin and the western U.P.
If, by some remote chance, most of the precipitation were to be all snow, this could be a slgnificant snowstorm…BUT…Grand Rapids has only had one really majorig snowstorm (over 8″) after April 10 (that was a 12″ storm on April 16-17, 1961) and records go back to the late 1800s. So…big snowstorms are unlikely in G.R. in mid-April. We’ve had a couple 5″ snowstorms as late as May 9. The sun is high in the sky now, and snow that falls in mid-late April melts pretty fast.
Storm Team 8 will continue to track the storm.
Here’s the graphic for this week’s weather from the N. Indiana NWS. They also cover the Michigan counties that border Indiana. It will be a little warmer there, with no snow Weds. night.