Thursday Afternoon: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers, flurries, mainly near and north of I-96. Highs in the middle to upper 20s. Winds WSW 10-15 mph.
Thursday Night: Lingering clouds. Lows near 20 degrees. Winds SW-NE 5 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s. Winds NE 10-20 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, and not as cold in the afternoon. Highs near 30 degrees. Winds NE 10-20 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny, a little warmer, and breezy. Highs in the lower to middle 30s. Winds S 15-25 mph.
Monday: Rain and snow develop by sunset then turn to all snow Monday night with accumulations likely. Highs in the middle 30s. Winds S-SE 10-20 mph.
Good afternoon! Just enough ingredients are in place for light, lake effect snow showers near and north of Grand Rapids. Short term, high resolution models suggest the activity continues through sunset with any accumulations under an inch. Clouds linger tonight as lows drop to around 20 degrees. A benign Friday is ahead of us defined by stubborn cloud cover and highs just south of 30 degrees. Given it's still January, this is a pretty good day. Pretty good turns to great this weekend when sunshine and the 30s arrive in West Michigan. Sunday is warmest. Monday starts dry before rain and snow arise by day's end. A low is projected to track over the lower Peninsula enforcing a transition to all snow and accumulations prior to the Tuesday morning commute. Snow enhanced by Lake Michigan on west to northwesterly winds seems likely to dump a few to several inches Tuesday. Lake effect would resume on westerly winds Wednesday. A stronger storm would bring system snow, lake effect snow, and arctic air next Thursday. Simply, next week looks busy, and we'll keep our eyes on the latest developments.
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