Tonight's Forecast: Staying mostly cloudy and mild with a south wind

Lake Effect Snow for Christmas
Posted at 4:38 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 04:38:16-05

GRAND RAPIDS — WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: With mostly cloudy skies and a south wind picking up tonight, most areas will keep temperatures above freezing overnight. That south wind will increase further and gust to 40 mph at times tomorrow late morning and afternoon as a warm front clears the area. After an unseasonably mild afternoon and evening, a cold front will bring us back to reality Wednesday night into Christmas Eve with falling temperatures and wind chills, followed by some lake effect snow.

TONIGHT: Mostly to partly cloudy and breezy. Lows in the middle30s. South winds at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy. Windy and unseasonably mild with highs in the lower 50s. South winds at 15 to 30 mph, gusting to 40 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Scattered rain showers during the evening, mixing with and eventually changing to snow showers well after midnight. Midnight highs in the upper 30s to around 40°, but temperatures will bottom out in the lower 20s by daybreak. South winds becoming westerly at 15 to 25 mph.

THURSDAY (CHRISTMAS EVE): Cloudy with lake effect snow showers mainly along and west of US-131, and mainly developing after noon. Breezy conditions will make temperatures feel like the teens and single digits. Steady temperatures in the lower 20s. West/northwest winds at 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY (CHRISTMAS DAY): Cloudy with lake effect snow showers continuing mainly along and west of US-131. Breezy conditions again will make our temperatures feel like the single digits. Highs in the low/mid 20s.