Black Friday & Weekend Forecast

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We have snow on the ground once again a whole half an inch which brings us to 4.2 inches for the season.  We currently have 26° at 6:30 this morning.  Yesterday’s high was 47° and the low was 28°

We will see the snow showers diminish today with temps rising to only the low to mid-30s so bundle up and take care if you are one of the brave souls who venture out to the black Friday sales.  (I never have and never will).

Our next chance of snow will come late tomorrow as another clipper system descends from the north.  Below is yesterday’s snow cover map:


- Light lake effect snow showers tapering off this morning -

Lingering light nw flow lake effect snow showers will gradually
taper off later today as upper level ridging begins to build in
from the west and h8 temps moderate. Additional light snow
accumulations of around an inch or less are expected in our
favored nw snow belt regions this morning before the snow showers
come to an end.

- Widespread snow late Saturday into early Sunday -

A clipper system moving in from the northwest will bring
widespread synoptic snow from Saturday afternoon through Saturday
night. Snow potential will be enhanced by potential for moderate
to strong mid level frontogenetical forcing and deep moisture/omegas
through the dgz by Saturday evening. This system will also get a
moisture boost from Lake MI.

Overall short to medium range guidance trends have been a bit
more bullish with snow potential with this system and this seems
reasonable given the aforementioned favorable ingredients.
Therefore we expect a widespread 1 to 3 inch snow event for our
area from Saturday afternoon through early Sunday with localized
higher amounts to 4 inches where fgen banding sets up/is most

Some travel impacts are likely given the amount of snow fcst in
conjunction with sfc temps only in the upper 20s to lower 30s and
wet bulb/dynamical cooling effects as snow moves in. Light snow
showers will linger on Sunday before ending as ridging begins to
build in from the west Sunday night.

- Weather remaining a bit unsettled early next week -

Some larger medium range guidance discrepancies begin to arise for
early next week. The overall guidance consensus suggests that
another low pressure system will move east from the upper midwest
across the northern Great Lakes region Monday and bring potential
for light snow Monday afternoon and evening. Latest medium range
guidance ensembles suggest temps will be seasonably cold through
mid next week before moderating a bit late in the week.

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Temperatures in the 20’s today real Winter weather woo wooo..InDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Who would have thought will all the warm weather hype!


Gone fishing in zland lol…InDY

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Possible WWA coming for Saturday afternoon/evening! Be prepared! Winter is here!

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving. We did. We got together with our daughters and grandkids and had a wonderful day. It felt good just being together this year. We had dinner and played games and talked. It couldn’t have been any better.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Awesome start to winter this year! Incredible!

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a bunch of family over. Light rain and drizzle all day, so no football following the feast. It was a very good day.


Welcome to Black Friday. Growing up in Alpena and Bay City I do not remember calling it “Black Friday” it was in fact just the day after Thanksgiving. Yes it was the start of the Christmas shopping season and stores had the after Thanksgiving sales but they did not call it “Black Friday” and it was the day of the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Anyway yesterdays light rain changed to light snow here around 5 PM but there was not much snow here and just a trace in on the ground this AM. The overnight low here was… Read more »

Sandy (Hudsonville)
Sandy (Hudsonville)

I grew-up in the Garden City area and we did not have Black Friday either. We had some light snow here too before everyone left.