It’s Valentine’s Day, and there is no more romantic city in southwestern Michigan than Kalamazoo. Well, maybe Benton Harbor. We’ll go with Kalamazoo, since that’s where we have a forecast.
At 1053PM, ET, Kalamazoo was reporting clear skies with a temperature of 34 degrees. The unusual clear skies – it being Michigan in winter -were a result of the southerly flow embracing the region, as a clipper moved north of Lake Superior. There is a cut off trough over the southern Plains generating an additional feature over the Plains. The trough producing the clipper is expected to phase with the cut off feature over the course of the next 24 hours.
Most of the precipitation will be associated with the southern wave, blossoming as a major coastal storm late in the week, but as it develops, it will pull light precipitation to the south from the clipper in Canada. Enhanced by the Great Lakes, expect snow showers to fill in throughout lower Michigan late on Tuesday, and continuing through Wednesday morning. In Kalamazoo, the flurries will be short lived, with clearing coming by the afternoon.
Tomorrow – Increasing clouds with a late flurry, High 41, Low 30
Wednesday – Early snow shwers, then clearing. Temps nearly steady through the day High 30, Low 25
TWC: Tomorrow – A mix of clouds and sun in the morning giving way to a few showers during the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 43, Low 32
Wednesday – A few snow showers scattered about the area in the morning, otherwise a good deal of clouds. High 32, Low 25
AW: Tomorrow – Breezy with some sunshine giving way to clouds High 43, Low 30
Wednesday – Cloudy, breezy and colder with a snow shower High 34, Low 23
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (late rain/snow), High 42, Low 30
Wednesday – A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, High 31, Low 24
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny until midday then becoming partly sunny, (late rain/snow) HIgh 41, Low 33
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of snow showers, High 31, Low 25
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 43, Low 30
Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light snow showers, High 30, Low 27
FIO: Tomorrow -Mostly cloudy starting in the morning. High 46, Low 33
Wednesday – Overcast throughout the day.
Forecast.io, going with the bold “no precip” forecast for a potential lake effect day in Lower Michigan. We’ll see how that goes. Here is the current satellite, showing distinct areas of activity, in Canada and the southern Plains.