WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 8 P.M. Tuesday evening until 1 P.M. Wednesday afternoon. We likely will pick up 3-4" of snowfall around Grand Rapids and 4-6" for northernmost sections of the viewing area before a shift to a wintry mix and perhaps even a little drizzle as we progress through Wednesday morning/early afternoon. We may also have some freezing rain mostly along and south of I-96 for the morning commute. Plan now for needing extra driving time Wednesday morning. Yet another system arrives for Friday, New Year’s Day. Current indications are that a wintry mix may shift to a plain rain as warmer air gets dragged northward into West Michigan. We could possibly see freezing rain depending on how the temperatures and track of the system pan out. Check back for updates as changes to our forecast will likely happen this week.
TONIGHT: Evening clouds thicken. Snow develops mid-late evening and goes into the overnight. 3-4" of snow expected in Grand Rapids. A mix or changeover to freezing rain/sleet is possible from Grand Rapids southward. Lows in the middle 20s. Temps slowly rise in the overnight. Southeast winds become breezy and shift to the south late at around 10 to 20 mph.
TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: Snow or a wintry mix transitions to light rain or drizzle and possibly freezing rain during the morning. Precipitation ends during the afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the middle 30s. Breezy south to southwest winds shift to the west at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 25 mph at times.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the middle 20s. West northwest winds near 15 mph become lighter late evening into the overnight.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy and quiet. Highs in the lower 30s. Light west to southwest winds.
FRIDAY (NEW YEAR’S DAY): Wintry mix of possibly freezing rain and snow/ice pellets transitioning to rain with breezy winds. Highs in the upper 30s.