Anywhere from a trace to 4″ of snow fell across West Michigan on Friday. Snowfall totals: 4″ near S. Haven, 3″ Richland, 2.5″ near Holland, 2.5″ east of Kalamazoo, 2.1″ Kalamazoo and 1/2″ in Grand Rapids. Much of the snow has melted on the main roads, but the snow (or drizzle or freezing drizzle) could stick a bit to the grass and there could be a slick spot. Temperatures will be near the freezing mark overnight.
In this webcam from Holland, you could see an inch of snow on the grass and a slushy 1/2″ on the parking lot.
Here’s the total precipitation forecast for the next 7 days from the Climate Prediction Center. More heavy rain is forecast across the mid-south, with lighter amounts here in Michigan. California will see another round of rain and heavy mountain snow.
A significant severe weather outbreak is possible next week across parts of the South. The map above is the severe weather outlook for next Tuesday, Dec. 13. They have a substantial 30% risk across SE Arkansas and N. Louisiana. SPC says: “With a very strong/veering flow field with height that should prove quite supportive of severe/supercell storms, risk for tornadoes is apparent, along with damaging winds and hail. This risk will shift gradually eastward in tandem with frontal advance, likely crossing into the Mississippi and western Tennessee vicinity into the overnight hours.”
The hottest temperature in the U.S. on Friday was 87 at Harlingen and Edinburg, TX and the coldest was -20F at Crested Butte and Grand Lake CO.