WEST MICHIGAN — With clear skies and light winds tonight along with high pressure approaching from the northwest, we anticipate temperatures to fall off the proverbial cliff by the standards of what will be the morning of May 11th. The mercury is to drop to between 30 and 32 degrees by daybreak tomorrow.
A Freeze Warning has been issued for the majority of the West Michigan viewing area for the hours of 12 A.M. to 9 A.M. Tuesday.
It won't just be tonight that we see chillier temperatures, but tomorrow night and perhaps Wednesday night as well.
Typical morning temperatures are in the mid to upper 40s now that we are in the middle of May, so this is not a stretch of cold that we should be experiencing. Readings the next three nights will be down in the low to mid 30s, leading to areas of frost developing before the sun rises.
If you have already started planting and think the vegetation could be harmed by the cold, here are some tips from the National Weather Service to help keep them safe.
After Wednesday night, temperatures will start to slowly rebound back towards normal. This will put an end to the frost/freeze concerns for now and hopefully until next year's growing season.