Snowy Systems Make Regular Appearances This Week

Posted at 9:18 AM, Jan 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-16 09:18:12-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What started as a low-pressure system rolling through the Great Lakes on Tuesday is becoming a regular pattern of such quick-moving disturbances that will continue  into early next week.

Thursday’s weather is another example of this; a low-pressure center of the type often termed “Alberta Clippers” will continue to slide through the region, bringing bands of snow that will amount to a general one to three inches of accumulation into Thursday evening.  Enhancement off of Lake Michigan, however, may as much as double those snow totals for areas along the lakeshore north of Holland through Thursday night.

Windy conditions will continue to be an issue as well, with southerly gusts up to 30 mph blowing snow around and knocking wind chills into the teens and single digits throughout the day.

As was the case Tuesday into Wednesday, a general light lake-effect snow pattern will set up Thursday night and continue on Friday as cold air streams back in behind the departing system.

Another clipper will take aim on West Michigan Saturday, with current forecasts taking the brunt of the snow across the southern part of the state.

After a bit of a break Sunday, snow showers will return Monday with a disturbance that will then be responsible for ushering in some very cold air once again.  The rest of January, in fact, appears to be very cold with periods of snow.

You can check out the updated radar and rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.