WEST MICHIGAN – With cold air coming across the relatively warmer waters of Lake Michigan, lake-effect and lake-enhanced precipitation is likely most of this week. Since temperatures will generally be in the 40s, most of it will be in the form of rain. A few wet snow flakes may mix in during the evening and overnight hours though as the temperatures slowly fall back in to the 30s. Little/no accumulation is likely.
The attached snapshot is from our FutureTrack HD computer forecast model valid on Wednesday at 6:00 PM. The green indicates lake-effect rain showers across the area…a trend that will likely carry in to Thursday as well. While it won’t be raining all of the time, extensive cloudiness is likely thanks to the effects of Lake Michigan. There are indications next week that we could begin to warm back to the upper 50s/near 60 if our forecast models are correct, but anything can change at this point. Stay tuned to later forecasts.
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