GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Come rain, sleet, snow or hail, Americans are once again traveling for Thanksgiving this year.
Temperatures started in the mid-40s on Thanksgiving Day, but they will slide into the 30s through the afternoon as a cold front sweeps through. Winds will increase to 10-15 mph from the northwest. Morning rain showers will give way to a wintry mix by the afternoon.
The chance of lake-effect snow will continue through early Friday morning.
Only minor impacts are expected from the round of lake-effect snow. Most areas will see less than an inch, with a few reports over an inch possible where heavier snow bands set up.
Any lingering snow showers will end Friday morning. Dry conditions will return and high temperatures will only be in the mid 30s.
Saturday morning looks dry and quiet, then a clipper system will arrive with the chance of widespread light snow Saturday afternoon. At this stage it appears 1-3 inches of snow will be possible Saturday afternoon into the overnight. The tracks of these tight systems can easily change so stay tuned for any changes.
You can see most of the forecast models fall between 1-3 inches.
After this weekend a fairly tame weather pattern emerges with very little precipitation in sight.