One More Very Cold Night

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jan 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-08 20:16:13-05

WEST MICHIGAN — (FOX 17) — The Arctic air that has been in place is about to retreat, but not before we have another night of subzero temperatures.

This image from our in-house computer model, Future Track, shows morning lows well below zero in most of West Michigan. This will occur with clearing skies and fresh snowpack.  In this type of situation, the snowpack prevents any heat from the Earth from warming the air, so temperatures can fall off very quickly.

However, the clear skies may also allow us to view the northern lights tonight. Meteorologist Jon Shaner posted an article earlier with more information about the aurora. You can access that article HERE.

If you are able to see the northern lights and snap a picture, please post them on the FOX 17 Facebook page, and you may see your picture on FOX 17 News.

Even though it’s cold tonight, much warmer air is just around the corner. For the latest forecast, join us on FOX 17 News or visit the weather page at