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Tonight's Forecast: Wintry mix arrives overnight

A mix of snow, freezing rain, and rain early Monday
Posted at 4:44 AM, Dec 26, 2021

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn: Clouds are on the increase tonight, all due to a system moving in for our overnight ours. Precipitation will begin as snow, transitioning over to freezing rain and then rain early Monday morning. This will create very slick travel conditions early Monday morning for commutes, so take your time while traveling! Most of West Michigan will receive about 1 to 2 inches snowfall before freezing rain and rain showers move in. Some locations could receive up to 3 inches of snowfall. Winds will also be breezy, with wind gusts exceeding 30 mph at times. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted from 1 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday morning for Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ottawa, Kent, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, and Jackson counties. Isolated light rain showers come to a close Monday evening, with dry skies overnight. Another similar system moves in late Tuesday into Wednesday morning, bringing another round of snow, freezing rain, and rain. Drier, cooler conditions settle in for Wednesday through Friday.

TONIGHT: A system moves in after Midnight, bringing a wintry mix. Initially snow, transitioning to freezing rain and rain. Strong winds from the east / southeast at 10 to 20 mph. Wind gusts up to 30 mph. Overnight lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s.

TOMORROW / MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with an early morning wintry mix/rain chance. Slick travel conditions likely. Isolated light rain in the afternoon, becoming drier in the evening. Highs in the low 40s. Winds start out from the southeast at 10 to 20 mph, shifting and coming from the west in the afternoon. Wind gusts exceeding 30 mph at times.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies. Another system develops in the afternoon and evening, with a mix of snow, freezing rain, and rain. Highs in the upper 30s.

WEDNESDAY: A few stray showers possible in the morning, with otherwise mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures in the upper 30s.

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