WEST MICHIGAN — Cooler and drier air will move into West Michigan for the weekend dropping temperatures overnight into the 30’s causing the potential for a frost/freeze. Clear skies and calm winds will make for almost ideal conditions for temperatures overnight to fall into the 30’s. The National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Newaygo, Mecosta and Montcalm counties including the cities of Greenville, Big Rapids, and Alma from midnight Friday through 9am Saturday. Temperatures in those areas will likely fall into the mid 30’s so most crops should remain unharmed however sensitive plants and potted plants could be damaged if left out in the elements.
It will also be a chilly evening for Friday night football as temperatures around kick-off will be in the mid to upper 50’s but drop quickly into the upper 40’s as the sun goes down.
The cooler weather will stick around through the weekend creating picture perfect football weather for Saturday’s Michigan and Michigan State games. Sunny skies will slowly help warm temperatures into the mid to upper 60’s by late afternoon. Both games should remain dry in comparison to the last two weeks of rain delays at Michigan State. Rain chances however will return by Sunday afternoon.