Cloudy and Cold
Slick spots with flurries and freezing drizzle
WIND: S 5-10 mph
SUNRISE 8:10 a.m.
SUNSET 5:10 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Cloudy & Cool Weekend
Mostly Dry, Occasional Flurries
SYNOPSIS Reports of freezing drizzle have been streaming in from across west Michigan with northern Muskegon County reported as particularly slick. Cloudy skies will continue to take over our weekend, but for the most part we will stay dry. We can’t rule out seeing a few flurries here and there. Areas along the lakeshore have a chance of seeing some light frozen mist. This could lead to some slick conditions this evening, but nothing widespread. Highs will be slightly warmer tomorrow, around 37, but with increased wind, it won’t feel that much warmer.
WINTER SOLSTICE Winter officially arrives Sunday at 6:03 p.m. That’s the shortest day of the year with only 9 hours of daylight.
NEXT WEEK: We’ll be headed into a stormier pattern next week. We’ll have a chance of rain or a mix Monday afternoon into Monday night. Rain is likely here Tuesday and Tuesday night. Wednesday we’ll see the rain change to snow and slick spots may develop. Snow showers are likely on Thursday with slick spots likely. We’ll also have a stiff west wind on Thursday that will knock the wind chill down to the low-mid teens.. A White Christmas looks likely with most models forecasting 1-3″ of snow on the ground on Christmas Day. A batch of even colder air is set to arrive around the 28th and stay with us through the New Year’s Holiday.
Check out Bill’s Blog. He’s got a summary of the weather so far in 2014 and more on the long-range outlook for next week. Also, a famous meteorologist has passed away at the age of 102.