WEST MICHIGAN – While temperatures have generally been below normal the last several days, a gradual warm will commence by the time we get to mid-week and beyond.
Normal/average highs for this time of year have us around 48 degrees. The warmest temps we’ve had thus far this month were on the 10th and 11th at 52 and 53 degrees respectively. As we speak, a big winter system is passing just south of Michigan delivering several inches of snow from Indianapolis, to St. Louis, to Kansas City. West Michigan may see a few light snow showers, flakes, and flurries on Monday and Tuesday, but no appreciable snow is expected.
Temps are forecast to warm in to the 40s by mid-week and eventually in the middle to upper 40s by late in the week. The only significant precipitation at this point over the next several days appears to be on Easter Sunday. Our forecast models show a low pressure system and cold front sweeping in to the area and generating some rain showers. Temperatures by that time should be in the upper 40s.
The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) is forecasting a better than average chance of above normal temperatures over the next 30 days. Click hereto see the map. That said, the CPC is also forecasting above normal chances of precipitation over the next 30 days as well. Click hereto see the map. It’s interesting to note that for the months of April, May, and June, the CPC is forecasting above normal temps. Click herefor the map.
Keep in mind as we transition from winter to spring, severe weather may ensue. Make sure to be prepared! You can always stay up to date on the forecast by going to www.fox17online.com/weather. If there’s any chance for sever weather, FOX 17 Meteorologists will generally highlight the risk several days out so you can plan accordingly.
The attached photo was submitted by Marc and Mary Faber of Byron Center of an Eastern Blue Bird.