The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a Freeze Warning for late Friday night through Saturday morning for most of West Michigan. This means farmers and gardeners should take precautions to protect vegetation that is sensitive to sub-freezing conditions.
The only county in our viewing area not in this warning is Mecosta. That's not because there won't be freezing temperatures there, but because a freeze well to the northeast of Grand Rapids is still considered more typical at this time of year, and the growing season hasn't really started yet.
Temperatures Saturday morning will drop into the upper 20s in the bigger cities and towns like Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek. Even colder temperatures, however, are expected in rural/outlying areas with middle 20s possible on Saturday morning.
Even tonight, areas of frost are expected as lows are expected to drop into the lower to middle 30s.
Even colder temperatures and lighter winds are expected tomorrow night into Saturday morning, resulting in a hard freeze. Future Track HD shows lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s for the most part, but this is probably 3 to 5 degrees too warm:
Lows in the mid to upper 20s look more likely.
In addition, freezing temperatures are possible next week on at least a couple more occasions. Stay tuned to FOX 17 for updates!