The wind picked up overnight and that brought the cold air that’s been sitting over N. Wisconsin and the U.P. into West Michigan. Temperatures will stay colder than average into the weekend. Afternoon temperatures for the next several days will be around 10 degrees colder than average, in the mid 20s (the average high temperature for Grand Rapids today is 36)..

Beware of a random slick spot today, as puddles from the rain yesterday have turned to ice. So far, the month of February is 1.3 degrees colder than average in Grand Rapids. Since January 1, the temperature in Grand Rapids has been 3.2 degrees colder than average. Despite that, we’ve only been below zero once this winter…a -2 reading back on 1/26.