Winter and spring clash, bringing rain and snow to West Michigan

"Right now, the chance of rain or snow is on the iffy side", Moneypenny said. Heavy rain could produce flooding.

For now, plan your go-bag with Rockies warmer gear and a rain shell and we can improve that outlook if we can as the system gets closer. All those different impacts can change depending on the time of year.

Then we're on the weather watch Sunday into Monday with yet another offshore storm. But we're only cautiously optimistic. Ludington, Big Rapids, Clare, Gladwin, Standish and Tawas City are in the three to six inch snow forecast area. Anyone with travel plans to the north and west of Madison from later tonight through Tuesday night should closely monitor the forecast, delay travel if possible, and allow extra time for travel if heading into the winter storm.

Heavy rain is expected from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast on Tuesday and severe storms with winds, hail and tornadoes could breakout from the Ohio Valley to Gulf Coast Tuesday night.

You might be wondering when this pattern is likely to shift.

Now we are seeing occasional showers from a warm front surging through the area.

Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Steady/heavy rain holds off until late-day and night.

The average temperature for March was only one degree lower than the historical average, but the average high temperature was two degrees cooler. Low: 16. Day: Considerable cloudiness in the morning with a 20 percent chance for snow showers through the day. Maybe a thunderstorm. Mild!

Skies will remain mostly cloudy this morning, then we'll see a bit of clearing as high pressure begins to build in.

FRIDAY: Rain likely (may start or end as a brief mix of snow/sleet). The highest totals are south of Boston and the most accumulation will occur on the grass and other colder surfaces like the top of your auto. Stick with your Weather Authority Team for updates and timing.

  • Leroy Wright