Snow and cold air returns next week

Posted at 7:33 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 19:50:50-05

West Michigan –  A clipper system will move into the Great Lakes early next week with snow and colder temperatures.

Temperatures will stay above average during weekend with highs in the mid-upper 30s. Arctic air will sweep in behind the clipper system by Tuesday and Wednesday with highs only in the 20s.

The storm will track over the lower part of the state on Monday and be near Toronto by Tuesday evening. Light snow will develop on Monday and become heavier Monday night and Tuesday with lake effect developing.

The storm will track to the northeast by Wednesday evening but lake-effect will continue for all of West Michigan. Winds will be gusty for Tuesday and Wednesday with some blowing and drifting.

Our computer model differ on snow amounts and its too early for exact forecasts. However, the potential for amounts of 3-6 inches are certainly possible with higher amounts along the lakeshore.