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Behind a powerful cold front, a blast of arctic settles into the northern plains. Temperatures in Grand Rapids plummeted on Thursday from a midnight high of 57° to readings in the mid-20s by Friday morning.

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Temperatures continue to fall on Friday with readings in the low 20s by the late afternoon. This blast of arctic air bottoms out on Saturday as we see lows in the teens and highs near 20°.

Another reinforcing shot of cold air slides in the United States next week. Once again lows dip into the teens and highs in the low 20s on Tuesday.

Along with the cold air, scattered snow showers will lead to slippery roads around West Michigan. A west and northwest wind behind each front will produce a few lake effect snow showers, mainly west of US-131. The most significant snow is possible on Tuesday.

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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