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Quieter Sunday Weather Ahead

Posted at 10:38 PM, Feb 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-16 22:38:34-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After a day of dealing with heavy lake-effect snow in spots, West Michigan will see a much more tranquil day of weather to close the weekend.

Parts of Oceana County, as well as the Holland area, saw up to and, in some cases more than, a foot of snow Saturday.

The band of lake-effect snow will sit offshore overnight into Sunday morning, allowing skies inland to clear out.  With diminishing winds, temperatures will easily start Sunday in the single digits in most locations.

Sunshine may be overtaken again by clouds in some areas during the day Sunday as winds back to the west and southwest.  Lake-effect flurries may still be possible, but with no accumulation likely.

Temperatures will climb into the mid 20s Sunday, then near 40° Monday as southerly winds increase.  Rain or a rain/snow mix will develop late Monday before a chance of snow redevelops Tuesday.

You can check out the rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.

PHOTO:  A break in the lake-effect snow bands in Muskegon Saturday (Bill Beatty)