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A quiet week weatherwise on the horizon

Posted at 4:56 PM, Nov 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-29 16:58:52-05

WEST MICHIGAN — For a change a reasonably quiet and uneventful week weatherwise looks to be in the cards over the next several days. Our forecast models aren’t showing any major storms impacting West Michigan over the next seven or eight days. Of course things can always change, but the fact that no major, well-defined systems should be tracking our way is certainly good news, especially after the heavy snow last week.

While we may see some light rain or drizzle through Sunday as a cold front slides through the state, heavy rain or frozen precipitation is not expected. Cold air will filter in behind the front for Monday and Tuesday with highs only in the upper 20s and lows 30s. As high pressure builds in we should see a little sunshine from time to time.

Another weak front will slide through the state on Wednesday, but that one also seems to be moisture-starved with little/no precipitation expected. Another system tracking south of the Great Lakes on Thursday may spread some clouds in to the area, and it also appears as if any appreciable precipitation will stay mainly south/east of Michigan.

Normal/average highs for this time of year have us at 41 degrees. The days continue to get shorter until December 20/21 when winter officially arrives! The image attached to this story is a surface map valid for Tuesday morning. Note the large high pressure area building in to the Northern Plains and Great Lakes…which will dominate our weather for a majority of the week. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.