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Steadier Rain Expected Overnight

Posted at 3:45 PM, Mar 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-10 15:46:45-04

WEST MICHIGAN – Attached is the current radar image as of Sunday mid-afternoon. The arrows indicate that manner in which the rain is advancing (to the north/east). Notice the big “L” or low pressure system over northeast Kansas. The low will actually lift through Michigan over the next day, but most of our precipitation will be in the form of rain. There have actually been a couple lightning strikes close to Michigan, but no severe weather is expected. States behind the low are actually under winter storm warnings with heavy snow likely.  Click here to see the watches/warnings/advisories.

Temperatures actually made the low/mid 50s across our southern counties this afternoon, while most other locations made the mid/upper 40s. Most of Monday will be in the mid 40s as well, before the cold front sweeps through the state and temperatures start to fall off a bit later in the day. In fact, we may see a few light snow showers late in the day/evening behind this system, but at this time no accumulation is likely.

In case you may have been wondering, Grand Rapids has tallied 57.6 inches of snow so far this season. We’re only running about 11 inches below normal. This week looks fairly quiet weatherwise with only minor chances at seeing some light accumulating snow here and there. Temperatures are expected to cool back down in the 30s for most of this week. Get the complete forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.