More damp conditions, light rain and snow showers on Saturday

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-25 10:20:12-05

WEST MICHIGAN — More damp weather conditions can be expected here on Saturday. Mist and drizzle will continue at times this morning and afternoon across much of West Michigan.

The best zone for precipitation today will likely be from around I-96 and southward with the main focus closer to the Indiana line in Berrien and Cass counties. As the atmosphere slowly cools aloft and marginally deeper moisture arrives for some of these southern areas, some snowflakes can get back into the mix. Accumulations of snow would be minimal, if any, however, with surface temperatures above the freezing mark. Nonetheless, the possibility exists for a dusting or light coating of snow toward the state line.

The rest of us will also have the prospect for drizzle and light rain to become mixed with snowflakes as we go along this afternoon and especially into tonight but nothing meaningful is anticipated as far as accumulation. Flurries will be possible overnight tonight with a bit better chance for light snow showers Sunday morning into the early afternoon. A dusting or light coating cannot be ruled out area wide but nothing dramatic is expected.

The above normal temperatures of recent days carry through this coming workweek along with a quiet pattern of weak disturbances only allowing for flurries/sprinkles and occasional snow/rain showers. If you are looking for a change in the pattern to a more wintry setup, models are indicating the opportunity for colder air to arrive on the scene later in the first week of February.