Quieter Weekend Weather

WeatherWinter Weather and BlizzardsPeter ChanWXMI

Snowfall from a low pressure system, followed by lake-effect snow showers dumped up to a foot of snow across parts of West Michigan Thursday evening into Friday night.  Generally 4 to 8 inches of snow fell from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo westward into the lakeshore counties with Allegan, Bauer, Niles, Norton Shores, Portage, Schoolcraft and St. Joseph reporting storm total accumulations of 10 to 12 inches.

Lingering lake-effect snow showers will diminish by early morning leaving scattered lighter snow showers and flurries in West Michigan during the daytime on Saturday.  Look for mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies on Sunday as a south to southwest wind helps temperatures to moderate back up to around 30 degrees.

Monday will feature readings briefly in the upper 30s along with a chance of a little 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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