GRAND RAPIDS — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Erik Kostrzewa: With high pressure settling in tonight and tomorrow morning, expect decreasing clouds with colder temperatures and lighter winds. The tranquil period won't last long, however, as a major storm system takes shape over the Rockies and moves east/northeastward toward the Great Lakes region. Ahead of this storm system, snow will develop later Friday evening and continue into early Saturday morning. There will probably be a period of rain or at least a rain/snow mix late Saturday morning into the early afternoon. But by late afternoon Saturday, a change back to all snow is expected. Total accumulations through the weekend could range from 6 to 9 inches in some of the harder hit locations, with most of us getting 4 to 7 inches.
TONIGHT: Partial clearing and cold. Lows in the middle teens. Northwest wind at 5 to 15 mph becoming east/northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
TOMORROW: Mostly sunny early, otherwise increasing clouds throughout the day. Highs in the upper 20s. East/southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
TOMORROW NIGHT: Snow developing, mainly after 10pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Lows in the middle 20s. East/southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph.
SATURDAY: A rain/snow mix between 8am and 2pm, becoming all snow by late afternoon. Highs in the middle to upper 30s. Windy with southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph becoming west/southwest at 15 to 25 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with gusty winds and bitter cold air. Lake effect/lake enhanced showers are possible through the day. Highs in the mid to upper 20s.