Chilly Thanksgiving weather to give way to rain, snow for upcoming weekend

By Tony Wittkowski | Reporter | MLive – Muskegon Chronicle

MUSKEGON, MI — Thanksgiving will be a good day to stay indoors as weather conditions in Muskegon have already shifted toward getting ready for Christmas.

With a high near 30 degrees, the Thursday, Nov. 27 forecast shows an 80 percent chance of snow and around one inch of total daytime snow accumulation. The wind will play a factor with north-northwest winds ranging from 13 to 21 mph. Wind gusts could approach 29 mph.

On Thanksgiving night, residents can expect more snow before 8 p.m. – although the new snow accumulation will be less than a half inch. The temperature low will drop to 19 degrees.

“Cold weather will continue today through Friday,” the National Weather Service reported. “A weak weather system will bring light snow and flurries today with accumulations of less than an inch east of US-131 and one to three inches west of US-131.”

Friday will likely see snow sometime after 8 a.m. The day will be cloudy with a high near 32 degrees and south winds coming in at 7 to 15 mph. Chances of snow are 60 percent, with snow accumulation expected to be less than one inch.

There will be a change in temperatures Friday night with a chance of rain and snow between 8 p.m.-2 a.m. With a low around 31 degrees, there is a 60 percent chance of precipitation that includes less than a half inch of snow accumulation.

The chance of rain will continue through Saturday, mixing in rain and snow early on in the day. Saturday will be mostly cloudy with a high near 42 degrees.

Tony Wittkowski is a staff reporter at MLive Muskegon Chronicle. Email him at twittkow@mlive.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

(Author’s Note: This article was originally published on Nov. 27, 2014)

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