Fresh Burst of Snow to Create a White Christmas Morning

Posted at 8:48 AM, Dec 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-24 08:48:44-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Christmas Eve will feature generally dry but cold weather, followed by another shot of snow just in time for Christmas morning.

Some clearing was developing over inland portions of West Michigan Tuesday morning, with temperatures in the single digits and teens around the area.  High temperatures will only make it to around 20° in the afternoon, despite some sunshine brightening up most of the day.

Clouds will increase again as another system quickly approaches Tuesday evening, but conditions should remain dry until late Tuesday night for those heading to Christmas Eve church services.  Snow will develop by early Christmas morning, though, and affect just about everyone in West Michigan.  An inch or two of widespread snow will fall in most locations through about midday Wednesday, with some higher totals of two to four inches possible in lake-enhanced bands mainly west and northwest of Grand Rapids.

Snow will linger in a few spots into Wednesday night and possibly Thursday morning, but with only some minor additional accumulations.  The remainder of the week looks fairly quiet, but with temperatures warming only slightly into the weekend; you can check out the full forecast on the Weather page.