Tonight's Forecast: Mostly clear, colder with light winds

Rain-snow mix this weekend
Posted at 4:39 AM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 04:39:41-05

WEST MICHIGAN — WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: High pressure will slide across the area tonight, leading to clear skies, light winds, and colder temperatures. Overnight lows, however, will still be slightly above average for this time of year. As that high moves east of us tomorrow, expect a mild southerly flow to boost our high temperatures to unseasonably warm levels. We are still watching for a potential winter storm this weekend, but at this point in time it appears the storm will track far enough north that only our northernmost communities (well north of I-96 for the most part) are under the gun for big snowfall accumulations. It looks like rain or a rain-snow mix will dominate around Grand Rapids and points to the south. Eventually a changeover to all snow will occur locally in Grand Rapids with the best chance for any accumulations occurring Saturday evening. The track of this system is still changing, so stay tuned to FOX 17 for updates.

OVERNIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy and colder. Areas of fog possible late. Lows in the upper 20s. Light and variable wind.

TOMORROW/THURSDAY: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and unseasonably mild with highs around 15 degrees above average. Highs in the lower 50s. Southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming southerly in the afternoon.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear during the evening, then becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Lows in the lower 30s. South/southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

FRIDAY: Becoming mostly cloudy with the chance for late afternoon and evening rain showers developing. Highs in the lower 40s. Light and variable wind becoming north/northeast at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

SATURDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain and snow. Significant accumulation on the order of several inches possible well north of Grand Rapids. Highs in the upper 30s.