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Tonight's Forecast: Warming up through midnight with a strong breeze

Locally heavy lake-effect snow showers develop Wednesday P.M.
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Posted at 4:38 AM, Jan 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 00:23:06-05

WEST MICHIGAN — WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: Warming temperatures through the overnight and early hours of Wednesday morning will put temperatures into the upper 30s and lower 40s. A cold front then pushes through deep in the overnight period and readings fall below freezing just before sunrise. This shot of Arctic air will drop numbers below average with daytime temperatures falling into the upper teens by late afternoon. Early Wednesday morning may start off with a bit of drizzle/freezing drizzle before transitioning to lake effect flurries and snow showers for the late morning and afternoon. That could lead to a challenging commute home Wednesday evening for areas along/west of U.S. 131. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Berrien County from 6 P.M. Wednesday until 6 P.M. Thursday. for the prospect of several inches of snow. Western Allegan and Van Buren counties will see accumulating lake-effect snow as well. Just a dusting or light coating of snow is expected in Grand Rapids. Lake effect snow showers slowly diminish Thursday night into Friday morning. Bundle up and stay safe!

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a bit of drizzle possible after midnight. Steady temps in the upper 30s to around 40. Winds south/southwest at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 30 mph, stronger along the lakeshore.

TOMORROW/WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with drizzle/freezing drizzle possible early, followed by lake effect snow showers developing west of U.S. 131 in the afternoon/evening. Morning highs in the 30s, then falling throughout the day as Arctic air plunges in. Winds west-northwest at 10 to 20 mph, gusting to 25-30 mph.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny with lake effect snow showers, mainly nearer the lakeshore. Total local accumulation of several inches possible in southwestern Allegan, western Van Buren and northern Berrien Counties. Highs in the upper teens.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 20s.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy with the chance for afternoon snow developing. Highs in the mid 20s.

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