SPRING-LIKE WEEKEND ... DREARY, MILD MONDAY ... CLOUDY, COOLER TUESDAY ... WATCH METEOROLOGIST CHRISTINA ANTHONY LIVE AT 6 PM!!!
Overnight: Turning mostly cloudy and mild. Areas of dense fog developing after midnight. Low near 40-degrees. Winds SE-E 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Areas of dense fog possible in the morning. Then cloudy, warm, with drizzle or light rain showers possible. Highs in the lower 50s. Winds NE 10-15 mph.
Sunday Night: Cloudy with scattered rain showers likely after midnight. Areas of fog developing. Mild. Lows in the lower 40s. Winds NNE 5-10 mph.
Monday: Areas of fog and scattered rain showers, especially in the morning. Cloudy and cooler. Highs in the middle 40s. Winds N 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: Areas of fog early. Turning mostly cloudy, breezy, and cooler. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds NW-W 15-20 mph.
Wednesday: Scattered rain showers developing, transitioning to snow in the afternoon and evening. Windy. Winds W 15-25 mph with higher gusts.
Good evening, West Michigan! Areas south of I-96 reaped the benefits of a warm front today. It delivered two things. First, a well-deserved dose of Vitamin D. And second, record warmth! Kalamazoo hit 61-degrees, replacing a century's old record high temperature of 60-degrees set back in 1906. Grand Rapids tied a 1906 record high of 61-degrees. Muskegon hit 62-degrees, replacing a 1997 record of 49-degrees.
The same system responsible for this weekend's unseasonable warmth will inspire an increase in cloud cover overnight into Sunday. Areas of fog and mist will likely develop, provoking a DENSE FOG ADVISORY for all of West Michigan through late Sunday morning. Despite gray skies, a few forecast models still take temperatures into the lower 50s. Our in-house model is an outlier with highs in the middle and upper 40s. High temperatures will be largely dependent on how long dense fog lingers. Scattered rain showers will develop Sunday night, but steadier rain will hold off until Monday. Rain will lead to areas of fog on the road Monday morning. In fact, fog and drizzle may develop Tuesday morning, as well. Temperatures both days will be much cooler than this weekend, in the lower to middle 40s.
Spring-like air is fleeting late next week. Another system will move into West Michigan Wednesday, with chilly air pouring into the state behind it. Rain showers Wednesday will gradually transition to snow showers Wednesday night. Snow showers persist through Thursday and Friday with highs in the lowers 30s and gusty winds. Fortunately, our recent warm-up will keep any accumulations light.
We hope you enjoy this warm weekend before next week's reality check! Remember, Keith, Jeff, and Christina are always 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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Today's Record Temperatures