TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy & a Little Breezy Light Snow Showers & Flurries (1" or less accumulation overnight) Wind: Becoming SW at 10-15 mph LOW: 17 Sunrise: 8:02 a.m.. Sunset: 5:08 p.m.. What We're Tracking: A Cold, Breezy and Snowy Week Temperatures Stay Below Freezing Through the Rest of the Week Some Snow Each Day with Occasional Slippery Roads Mostly cloudy, a little breezy and cold overnight, with occasional flurries. Most areas will see a dusting overnight. There will be a little drifting snow, especially in the outlying rural areas.
We have a Winter Weather Advisory for tomorrow, starting at 9 am and going at least until 7 pm for Van Buren, Allegiant, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Noway, Oceania, Mason and Lake Counties. Our snow will increase in intensity during the late morning and it may snow at a pretty good clip from late morning to mid-afternoon. I could see inch an hour snowfall rates with a strong wind that will greatly reduce disabilities and cause considerable blowing and drifting. Winds start SW at 10-15 mph, but become W at 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. With temperatures in the only near 20, the snow will not only stick to the roads, but it'll be light enough to cause significant blowing and drifting. Wind chill factors will drop to near zero at times. If you can run errands in the early morning, that would be preferred to the midday or afternoon time. We'll continue to see snow showers and at least light (1-3") accumulations Tuesday night into Weds. AM. when the focus of heavier accumulations may shift to Allegiant, Barry, Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties. Wednesday will be another windy, cold day with temperatures of 17 to 21 and wind chill temperatures near zero at times.
The long-range continues to bring more snow and cold. Thursday we'll see snow showers, at least light accumulations and highs in the low C's. Friday we have a chance of a little light snow, but at least we could see some breaks in the clouds. Saturday looks like at least light snow. We're watching a storm that will pass mostly to our south, but it could still produce a few inches of snow, mainly southeast of GRE. Sunday the winds will be light, but we could still get a little light snow. We continue in a mid-winter pattern though much of the rest of December.
I'll (Bill) have the updated forecast and more on the snow tomorrow at 10 pm on XP and at 11 PM on WOOD, TV-8.
BILL'S BLOG has more on our snow tomorrow and the rest of the week and more amazing facts about the coast-to-coast cold and snow that is gripping much of the nation. Check it out the blog.Click here to see more forecasts from Kalamazoo, the lakeshore and all of Michigan.