From 10 am today through 2 am tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a WIND ADVISORY for West Michigan, effective from 10 am today (Friday) through 2 am tomorrow. During the Advisory period, wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are possible, with the strongest gusts likely near the Lakeshore. Stay with Newschannel 3 and for the latest weather updates.

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West Michigan Weather

Frightful Forecast for Halloween!


Today:  WIND ADVISORY from 10 am through 2 am tomorrow. Chilly rain this morning, becoming mixed with snow in the early afternoon as temperatures fall from the lower 40s to the upper 30s. Light snow likely by mid-to-late afternoon. Light accums (1" or less) possible. Winds NNW 20 to 30 with gusts as high as 50 mph possible.  

Halloween:  Light snow possible this evening for the trick-or-treaters. Windy and cold. Temperatures will be in the upper 30s. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. Precipitation ending late with some clearing overnight. The overnight low drops into the middle 20s.     

Saturday:  Sunny and quite cold. The high will be in the lower 40s. Our coldest day since mid April. Winds N at 10 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear and cold. The low will be in the middle 20s. 

Sunday:  Sunny through much of the day, becoming partly sunny by late afternoon. Continued unseasonably chilly. The high will be in the middle 40s. 

Good morning, West Michigan! Well, it is Halloween, after all. Why not weather that could be called "scary?!"  An area of low pressure will be crossing the Lower Peninsula this morning, bringing a chilly rain to our area.  As the low zips off to the southeast, a north wind will bring colder air, turning the rain to a rain-snow mix this afternoon.

A very strong area of high pressure will be filling in behind the low, and the tight pressure gradient (change in air pressure over space) between the two will bring fierce winds. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for West Michigan from 10 am today through 2 am tomorrow. Gusts to 50 mph are possible, particularly along the Lakeshore.

For trick-or-treaters tonight, the weather conditions will be challenging -- and perhaps even hazardous. First, we could see a little slushy snow, making it a little more difficult for the children to navigate neighborhood streets. Second, the gusty wind will blowing leaves and debris around, possibly causing reduced visibility for drivers. The conditions may make it a little harder for those dressed in costumes to manuever. All factors combined could make it a bit more hazardous for children tonight. Remember to use extreme caution if/when driving tonight!

The precipitation ends late tonight, and as the strong high fills in behind, skies will clear. We're set for a sunny, but very cold weekend. Saturday will be the coldest day we've had in six and a half months! You have to go all the way back to mid April to find the last 20 degree morning. Bundle up!

Meteorologist Jeff Porter has LIVE updates on the forecast for today -- the last day of October -- as well as a look at Live Doppler Radar, every ten minutes this morning on Newschannel 3, beginning at 4:30. We also have you covered on social media. "Like" us on Facebook (WWMT's Keith Thompson, WWMT's Jeff Porter, WWMT's Cyndi Kahlbaum) and "follow" on Twitter (@weathermankeith, @JPorterWWMT, @CKahlbaum) and Instagram (weathermankeith, jporterwwmt). Have a fantastic Friday!