Back Up Above Freezing by Monday

WeatherPeter Chan

A small, but lingering area of lake-effect snow showers produced locally heavy snowfall on Saturday into Saturday evening across portions of Muskegon and Ottawa counties.  As much as 6 to 10 inches of additional snow fell around Norton Shores, Grand Haven, and Fruitport.  Much lighter amounts were reported elsewhere, including the Grand Rapids metro area where an inch or two of fluffy snow fell. 

Look for mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies on Sunday with highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s.  A south to southwest wind will increase to 15 to 25 mph by evening and could gust over 30 mph along the Lake Michigan shoreline from Muskegon northward by Sunday night.

Monday will feature readings briefly in the mid to upper 30s along with a chance of light rain during the afternoon and evening.  Colder air will arrive later Monday night into Tuesday allowing for a period of light accumulating snow.  Daytime temperatures will fall back into the lower to mid 20s for Wednesday and Thursday during which there will be a chance of some intervals of light snow.

Overall, it appears we will see a more active weather pattern for mid and late January.  It will likely include at least a few episodes of cold and snowy weather as a series of low pressure system traverse the continental United States.

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