Tuesday Forecast: Last Day Below 40°?

Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 02, 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Despite some snow flurries still hanging around during the day Tuesday, the weather trend is looking positive for the rest of the week — and, perhaps, the rest of the spring.

Tuesday will continue to be an unseasonably cold day with highs only in the mid 30s in the afternoon, despite partial sunshine.  A few lake-effect flurries are still possible at times during the day as well.

Dry air will end any flurries heading into Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies helping temperatures bounce back into the 40s.  A breeze out of the south will boost us into the 50s then on Thursday.

In the long term, no additional push of very cold air appears likely in the next week or two; however, West Michigan will still remain in somewhat of an up-and-down, unsettled weather pattern.

Over the last five years, there has only been one day beyond the first week of April in which the high temperature remained in the 30s.

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

PHOTO: Snowflakes — Shirley Jones, Hastings