Eyes on another storm moving in next week

Posted at 5:42 PM, Feb 27, 2016

WEST MICHIGAN — The potential is there once again for a big snow storm this week. This time, we will have to watch a low pressure system passing to our south Tuesday into early Wednesday.

This low will develop in eastern Colorado and western Kansas Sunday night into Monday. It will move almost due east or slightly north of east, arriving somewhere in Ohio or Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon. One of our models — the North American — is forecasting a more southerly trek with this low, which would mean most of the snow will pass to our south. The Global model, however, keeps this low on a more northerly trek which would put West Michigan in the zone for heavy snow once again. We will watch this potential storm and have forecast snow totals in the next couple of days if this system takes the more northerly route.

In the meantime, an area of low pressure will move right across the southern L.P. tomorrow afternoon. This system will have plenty of mild air with it, so we’re just expecting some scattered light rain showers:


This low will pull a cold front through the area tomorrow night, but Monday’s cool-down won’t be anything to write home about as southwesterly winds ahead of Tuesday’s system will quickly modify this brief cold shot. In fact, highs should still manage to get to 40° or higher on Monday.