Dry Weekend Gives Way To Cooler and Snowy Work Week

Posted at 9:48 AM, Nov 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-09 11:00:18-05

850mb temperatures valid Tuesday morning, showing unseasonably cold Canadian air settling over West Michigan.

WEST MICHIGAN — A pleasant weekend ahead with dry condition and slightly warmer temperatures. Saturday afternoon will be slightly breezy with winds gusting in excess of 30 miles per hour. Afternoon high temperatures will warm into the upper 40’s and low 50’s with a mix of clouds and sun. Mild temperatures stick around for Sunday as clouds will start to increase ahead of our next system, which will drop south out of Canada and move into the Great Lake by Monday bringing with it big changes.

Cold Canadian air will sink south Monday dropping temperatures throughout the day. It is likely that temperatures Monday morning will be the warmest of the day before temperatures fall throughout the afternoon and evening hours as cold Canadian air filters in. Temperatures will continue to drop as unseasonably cold weather moves in. With a relatively warm lake, the cool air moving over the lake will create chances for lake enhancement. At this point temperatures look very cool and almost ideal for snow development Tuesday and Wednesday. It is highly likely that all precipitation that develops through the lake interaction will fall as snow. Temperatures throughout the day will struggle to reach into the upper 30’s both Tuesday and Wednesday.

The unseasonably cold air however will be short-lived as it moves east by late-week and warmer temperatures move back in for the end of the week.