RAIN TO SNOW THIS AFTERNOON ... SNOW SHOWERS THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING ... WARMER WEEKEND ... JOIN KEITH THOMPSON AT 5 PM!!!
Wednesday Afternoon: Scattered showers mix with and turn to snow from northwest to southeast, and windy. Accumulations through tonight ... north of Grand Rapids: 1" to 4" ... everywhere else including Kalamazoo: under 1". Temperatures fall from the upper 40s into the 30s. Winds SW-NW 15-30 mph.
Wednesday Night: Light snow ends around midnight, and slippery spots are possible. Cold, and windy. Lows in the middle 20s. Winds NW 15-30 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy, and much colder with snow showers developing toward your evening commute, especially near I-94. Possible accumulations through Thursday night: under 1". Highs in the middle 30s. Winds NW 10-20 mph.
Friday: Morning, lake effect snow showers then trending partly sunny. Colder, and breezy. Highs in the lower 30s. Winds NW 15-25 mph.
Saturday: Very cold start then partly sunny, warmer in the afternoon, and breezy. A few snow showers are possible. Highs in the lower to middle 40s. Winds SE 10-20 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, warmer, and breezy with light rain developing. Highs in the middle 50s. Winds SSW 15-25 mph.
Good afternoon! If you're in clean-up mode from last night's severe weather, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES last until 9 PM in Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta for up to 4" of wet snow and slippery roads.
Rain mixes with and turns to snow from northwest to southeast before your evening commute. Our Hour by Hour model pinpoints snow in Kalamazoo by 5 PM, throughout West Michigan at 8 PM, and ending around midnight. A grassy accumulation under 1" is the most likely outcome in Kalamazoo, tonight's lows are in the middle 20s.
The next opportunity for snow is late Thursday afternoon and night. Any accumulation is under 1", mainly near and south of I-94. Some lake effect snow showers start your Friday with cold sun ending the day. We struggle in the middle 30s Thursday, just lower 30s Friday. While Friday night is quite cold, middle and upper teens, Saturday afternoon's recovery is beyond 40 degrees under partly sunny skies. A chance for a few snow showers has been added to your Saturday forecast. Light rain develops Sunday, and West Michigan warms into the middle 50s. Light rain with near 60 degree air starts next week. Rain is modeled as most likely Tuesday morning before we trend colder once more. A rapid transition to snow on the back side is possible, but not explicitly in your forecast right now.
Have a great afternoon, evening commute, and check in with Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson at his regular time slot of 5 PM! When the weather is the most active and always, Keith, Jeff, and Christina are interacting with you and forecasting your West Michigan weather on Facebook (WWMT's Keith Thompson, WWMT's Jeff Porter, Meteorologist Christina Anthony), Twitter (@weathermankeith, @jeffporterwx, @ChristinaWWMT), and Instagram (weathermankeith, jeffporterwx, christina.wwmt).
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