JR Tuesday Night Weather Report | Provide

The early sun on Tuesday gave temperatures a good start in Mid-Michigan. Readings surrounding the 20 degree mark in the morning have moved into the 1930s for the afternoon. Our “normal” high temperature for the first official day of winter is 33 degrees. Lots of clouds, flurries and a few flurries are expected early this evening. For the late night period, a few flurries may persist as the cloud cover begins to dissolve a bit under the strong west-northwest winds. Early Wednesday morning lows will dip to the lower 20s.

Our first full winter day will indeed be winter! Even with a little sunshine for the day, temperatures won’t move very far from Wednesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Readings for much of the day, for much of the ABC12 viewing area, will remain in the 20s. With westerly winds of 10 to 15 mph, wind chills will be in their teens. Highs are expected to return to the 1930s on Thursday, even with a noticeable lack of sun and light flurries and flurries. A slight build-up will be possible.

Christmas Eve will be warmer as south-southwest winds increase to nearly 20 mph. After a dry start to the day, it looks like we’ll have a good chance of getting some rain. It should start in the afternoon and then continue until Friday evening. On Christmas Day, most of the area is expected to dry out. The exception may be in the southern parts of the region where a few rain showers will linger early in the day. Temperatures on Saturday afternoon will be in the 30s. We’ll let you know how the rest of the holiday weekend goes in terms of weather on ABC12 News. – JR

Dale D. Schrum