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Arctic blast headed for West Michigan

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Several blasts of arctic air will settle into the Great Lakes over the next week. Along with the cold air will be a few rounds of snow.

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Before the frigid air invades West Michigan will see warm and rainy weather for Wednesday. High temperatures will likely climb into the upper 40s and low 50s. Wednesday night the first in a series of fronts will slide across the state. Behind the front temperatures will tumble, falling to the upper 20s and low 30s by late Thursday afternoon. A strong wind from the west will force wind chill readings into the teens. A few light lake effect snow showers are likely late Thursday and Friday with temperatures in the 20s.

The weekend looks relatively quiet with lows in the teens and highs in the 20s.

Widespread snow is possible on Sunday night into Monday. We may get a very brief warm up Monday afternoon with highs in the low 30s.

The bottom drops out of the forecast after that as the rest of the arctic air dips south into the region. Temperatures hover in the teens both at night and during the day into the middle of next week. There may even be a few readings below zero for a few of the northern cities next week. With a cold west wind some significant lake effect snow showers are likely next week.

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) outlook into the middle of December keeps the arctic air in place.

The slideshow on the top has a few of the forecast weather maps.

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