Light Snow Tonight & Wednesday Morning ... Cold Thanksgiving ... Warmer Black Friday ... Light Rain With Fog Saturday ... Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson Pinpoints When Snow Arrives At 5 PM!
Tuesday: Some lake effect snow showers or flurries.. Accumulations through Wednesday: a coating to 1". Mostly cloudy, cold, and breezy. Lower 30s. Winds WSW 15-25 mph.
Tuesday Night: Light snow arrives after 8 PM and before midnight, and slippery, snow-covered roads are likely. Breezy. Near 30 degrees. Winds SW-NW 15-25 mph.
Wednesday: Morning light snow tapers off after lunch, cold, and breezy. Middle 30s. Winds NNW 15-25 mph.
Thanksgiving Day: Frigid start in the teens then partly sunny, and very cold. Near 30 degrees. Winds NE-SE 10-15 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, warmer in the afternoon, and breezy. Middle 40s. Winds SE 15-25 mph.
Saturday: Light rain, and warmer with areas of fog. Potential rainfall: up to 0.20". Upper 40s. Winds SSW 10-15 mph.
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The next significant burst of snow is prior to midnight, and an issue for nearly all of West Michigan because of the timing. A quick 1/2" may fall on roads prior to the Wednesday morning commute, it's a particularly large commute given it's the day before Thanksgiving. Slippery, snow-covered roads seem like a lock. Light snow is mainly a Wednesday morning concern. Some lake effect snow showers are in play in the afternoon right at the Lake Shore.
Thanksgiving is defined by family time, a great meal, and many other traditions your families carry from year to year. Your Holiday weather is defined by lows in the teens Thanksgiving morning. While Kalamazoo was darn close to the teens on the 14th and the 10th of this month (22°), this will be our first real such instance of lows in teens since the 8th of April (18°). Thanksgiving is straight up cold all day long, highs near 30 degrees, and we're under the guidance of partly to mostly sunny skies. Black Friday features highs in the middle 40s, which are a major improvement.
Light rain and fog jump start your long, Holiday weekend. Model rainfall amounts for Saturday come in around 1/4", and dense fog is a good bet as warmer air rides over our colder ground. We're frozen down to 8" below the soil already. Sunday is shaping up drier, but just as warm. Next Monday brings rain turning to snow or rain and snow turning to snow. How that all transpires is up for debate right now. The European Model and the long range GFS model pinpoint a powerful, wound up low in southeastern Illinois, and both solutions are trending colder in their low pressure placement. We're set up for accumulating lake effect snow and a lot of wind next Monday night, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Chief Meteorologist Keith Thompson pinpoints the arrival of snow starting at 5 PM. Join him!
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