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Too Close For Comfort; Clipper “Clips” West Michigan Saturday

Posted at 9:24 AM, Jan 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-18 09:24:35-05

011814SATRADWEST MICHIGAN — A clipper system which brought blizzard conditions to the northern plains will move south and east today. While the storm is only 200 hundred miles away it will likely make a glancing blow as it moves farther to our south.

Light snow this morning will start to come to an end, but skies will remain cloudy and temperatures cool. Afternoon high temperatures Saturday will only warm into the low to mid 20’s.

Light snow will be possible this evening as the clipper moves through the region. Areas along the Indiana border will likely see the best chances for moderate snow, with accumulations of around 1 to 3 inches possible especially in Berrien County.

Temperatures will warm as we head into Sunday as light lake-effect snow showers will be possible. Afternoon highs will warm into the 30’s before dropping back into the 20’s by the next work week.

Another shot of frigid arctic air will return to West Michigan mid-week as temperatures will struggle into the teens for afternoon highs and drop below zero for morning lows. The frigid air sticks around through the end of the week before another arctic front drops in for the weekend and this second blast looks even cooler.

With all the talk of arctic fronts forecast to move in this week, we thought it would be a little fun to look backwards to six months ago when a heat-wave was bearing down on West Michigan. Here is the list of the top heat index values from July 17th, 2013 to warm you up on this chilly winter weekend.

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Peak Heat Index Values From 7-17-13