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Cold and snowy for mid-December 2013

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Lake effect snow showers and cold air will dominate much of this week for West Michigan.
A strong wind off Lake Michigan will produce periods of lake effect snow showers. The wind direction will vary from west to southwest and then northwest over the next few days adjusting the location of the heaviest snow. In general, locations west of US-131 will see the higher accumulations, more than a foot of new snow is possible in a few of the heavier bands, mainly west and southwest of Grand Rapids. With the strong wind, some blowing and drifting of the snow is likely.

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While temperatures over the weekend featured lows in the teens and highs in the 20s even colder air will invade the Great Lakes by Wednesday. Highs may not make it out of the teens on Wednesday with lows on Thursday morning dipping into the single numbers. Wind chill readings will be in the single numbers and may even dip below zero this week.

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

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