High pressure will deliver a mostly sunny Sunday

Posted at 5:38 PM, Dec 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-06 23:27:12-05

WEST MICHIGAN — It was nice to see the sunshine break through across the area on Saturday as temperatures reached 40 degrees or better, but high pressure over the region will generate mostly sunny skies on Sunday…but it won’t last.

A clipper-type Pacific system will drop in to the Great Lakes on Monday and likely generate a few light rain/snow showers. Once the colder air rushes in behind the front, we may see a one to two inch accumulation of snow Monday night in to Tuesday as the low moves through the region. If we see a some lake enhancement, it’s possible areas north/west of Grand Rapids tabulate some slightly higher amounts. Make sure to stay up on later forecasts!

Once the Monday/Tuesday system slides east, high pressure will again build in to the Great Lakes and keep the remainder of our week mostly sunny and mainly dry. Temperatures will gradually rebound to around 40 or better by next weekend. Since the jet stream (storm track) remains further north, West Michigan will continue to cash-in on these quiet, uneventful weather conditions with temperatures at/slightly above normal.

The attached photo was taken by Greg Tucker at pictured rocks (Michigan) and posted on Twitter! Don’t forget to check out the full “cold moon” or “long nights moon” as it’s called in December! Get the complete forecast at