A Blizzard Last Weekend — Rain and Possibly 50° This Weekend!


Are you ready for yet another weather rollercoaster ride? It seems like this year we go from one extreme to the other in about a week’s time.

Northeast Hit With Major Snowstorm

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Last weekend, we were all hunkered down at home, cancelling our Christmas travels, because of a lot of snow, cold temperatures, and the winter blizzard named “Elliott” by the Weather Channel.

This coming weekend, we may need our umbrellas — and I’m sure there will be some people digging out their shorts again. It could be near 50 degrees by the end of the week!

Fastened Your Seat Belts and Enjoy The Weather Rollercoaster Ride

Here is the forecast for this week from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids…

It is a slow start, with temperatures only near 30 through Wednesday, but then Thursday through Saturday the temps will be in the 40s — nearly 50 for the end of the week! Throughout the New Year’s weekend it looks like the temperatures will remain in the 40s.

Long Range Forecast

It looks like the first week of 2023 will be warmer than average. The midwest and northeastern region of the United States have an above average chance of warm weather.

Graphic: National Weather Service

Graphic: National Weather Service

Along with the warmer temperatures, it looks like it will also be a wet start to the new year…

6-10 Day Precipitation Outlook

Graphic: National Weather Service

Those forecast maps make the first week of January look more like spring, than winter. That’s good news for those who don’t really care for the winter weather, but bad news for those that like to get out to enjoy some skiing, snowmobiling, or other winter activities.

The average temperatures for January in Grand Rapids are a high temperature of around 30, with low temperatures around 17. Even a few degrees warmer than that would definitely put us above freezing and melting some of the snow cover on the ground.

 

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