Winter and spring clash, bringing rain and snow to West Michigan
Apr 05 2018 by Cristina Jennings
Accumulations look to be as little as a coating up towards the New Hampshire border but as much as 3 maybe even an isolated 4-inch amount across the interior areas towards the south coast, and near Cape Cod.
A warm front connected with this system will move across Newfoundland, starting as snow, changing to ice pellets and freezing rain, then to rain early Thursday. The snow should taper to flurries later Tuesday night, and any lingering flurries will end early on Wednesday morning. Winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour.
But that snow will be gone later today as skies will start to clear and highs in the upper 40s are forecast. Wilkins said high temperatures after this weekend's snow will only reach the 50s, with lows in the 30s.
Total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are possible. Likely, this will turn into mainly all heavy wet snow showers for most of the morning, and into the early afternoon before tapering off. Winds on Wendesday afternoon could gust over 50mph, which is enough to cause scattered power outages and tree limb damage. Minor ice accumulations are also possible. Chance for precipitation is 20 percent. Northeast winds 5 to 15 in the morning becoming southeasterly in the afternoon. However, by daybreak on Monday, a south and southeast will start to pick up, sustained at 5 to 15 miles per hour.
Winds will stay mainly out of the west anywhere from 5-15 miles per hour.
Saturday, April 7: High: 34.
Tuesday - Partly sunny, with a high near 43. But a county or two away could receive less than two inches of snow, he said.
Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. Snow should pick up after 2 a.m. with a low around 31 degrees.
While it will feel more like spring tomorrow - colder air moves in and long range forecasts suggest we may not be finished with winter just yet.