Briefly Warmer, Rain, Wind On The Way

Posted at 9:04 PM, Mar 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-17 21:04:56-04

WEST MICHIGAN (March 17, 2014) — While the sunshine has been enjoyable the last few days, the temperatures have been less than stellar well below normal in the 20s to near 30 degrees. Winds will increase Tuesday and that will usher temperatures in to the 40s, but it will be brief.

Normal/average highs for this time of year are in the mid 40s, and we should make those highs on Tuesday with a little sun to boot. That said, rain showers will likely develop Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday morning before mixing with and changing to light snow showers. Windy conditions are expected Tuesday night through Wednesday and temperatures will gradually fall throughout the day on Wednesday from an early high in the mid 40s.

Spring officially arrives at 12:57 PM Thursday. It’s called the vernal equinox. The precise moment the sun is exactly over the equator producing equal days and equal nights around the globe…about 12 hours of each for many. Unfortunately, the warmer temperatures will be brief since colder air is anticipated (again) this weekend. In fact, indications are from the long-range forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center that we’ll see below normal temperatures through the remainder of March.

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