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Tonight's Forecast: Partly to mostly cloudy, a flurry

Tracking a messy system late Tuesday into Wednesday
Posted at 4:50 AM, Dec 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-28 23:42:30-05

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: Tonight we expect partly to mostly cloudy skies along with a few flurries in the mix. Tuesday, we look for a bit of sunshine before the next system arrives with snow later in the evening. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 10 P.M. Tuesday evening until 1 P.M. Wednesday afternoon for Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Montcalm, Oceana, Newaygo, and Mecosta counties. We likely will pick up 2-3" of snowfall around Grand Rapids and 3-5" 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. Yet another system worth watching appears to be on the docket 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. Check back for updates as changes to our forecast will likely happen this week. Drive safe!

TONIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows near 20 degrees. West/northwest winds at 7-15 mph become light overnight.

TOMORROW/TUESDAY: Filtered sunshine in the morning. Increasing afternoon cloudiness. Light snow develops mid to late evening. Highs in the low 30s. Light & variable winds shift to the southeast at 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Evening clouds thicken. Snow develops mid-late evening and goes into the overnight. 2-3" of snow expected in Grand Rapids. Lows in the middle 20s. Temps slowly rise in the overnight. Southeast winds become breezy and shift to the south late at around 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Snow or a wintry mix transitions to light rain or drizzle during the morning. Precipitation ends during the afternoon. Breezy. Highs in the middle 30s. Breezy south to southwest winds shift to the west at 10-20 mph, gusting to 25 mph at times.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny and quiet. Highs in the lower 30s.