Beautiful day Sunday, but rain is on the way

Posted at 6:41 AM, Jan 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-15 09:40:47-05

WEST MICHIGAN — After a seasonably cold start to your Sunday morning, temperatures will recover nicely this afternoon into the lower to middle 30s with a good amount of sunshine.

Winds will also be light, with high pressure moving right across the lower peninsula. This high will also suppress that icy mixture of precipitation — the same one that changed the scheduled start of the Kansas City/Pittsburgh playoff game — to the south of us.

Here’s a look at the current surface map as of this early morning writing:


A new area of low pressure will develop this afternoon over the southwestern U.S. and rapidly move northeastward Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Initially, this weather system could bring us a wintry mixture of precipitation:


Late Monday night into Tuesday, enough mild air should work into the region for this mix to become all rain:


Showers are likely on Tuesday, with highs in the 40s. It will stay mild all week, with a slight chance of rain again on Friday evening.