Area Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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THIS IS THE AREA WEATHER OUTLOOK... ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN GRAND RAPIDS MICHIGAN.

A FEW FLURRIES OR SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE
ALONG THE LAKE MICHIGAN COASTLINE TODAY. OTHERWISE, MOST LOCATIONS
WILL REMAIN DRY THROUGH THE DAYLIGHT HOURS. COLDER AIR WILL BEGIN
WORKING INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION LATE THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT
TONIGHT. COLDER AIR WILL PASS OVER WARM LAKE MICHIGAN WATERS LEADING
TO INCREASING CHANCES FOR SNOW SHOWERS FURTHER INLAND LATE TONIGHT.
AS THE DEEPER COLD BECOMES ENTRENCHED IN LOWER MICHIGAN, LAKE EFFECT
SNOW WILL BECOME MORE PRONOUNCED WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW
POSSIBLE FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY TURN OUT OF THE WEST TO THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY
WITH SOME HEAVIER LAKE EFFECT SNOW BANDS DEVELOPING THURSDAY INTO
FRIDAY. AREAS EAST OF HIGHWAY 131 MAY SEE SOME LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS
WITH MINOR ACCUMULATIONS. AMOUNTS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE FROM EAST TO
WEST FROM HIGHWAY 131 TO THE LAKE MICHIGAN COAST. TYPICAL LOCATIONS
THAT EXPERIENCE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL SEE SNOW COVERED ROADS, GUSTY
WINDS AND QUICKLY CHANGING VISIBILITIES DURING THE EVENT.
SNOWFALL WILL GRADUALLY TAPER OFF THROUGH FRIDAY, BEFORE ANOTHER
ROUND OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER THE WEEKEND. SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL
NOT BE NEEDED, BUT SNOW REPORTS TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ARE
HIGHLY ENCOURAGED.

WINDS WILL BE GUSTY THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY FRIDAY, LEADING TO HIGH
WAVES ON LAKE MICHIGAN AND RESULTING IN HAZARDOUS BOATING CONDITIONS.

TODAYS HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE BE IN THE LOWER 30S.
TONIGHTS LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 20S. THURSDAYS
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S.
THURSDAY NIGHTS LOW TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE LOW TO MID 20S.


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