Strong winds blew over lower Michigan on Thursday. Maximum gusts in the ABC12 viewing area reached 50 mph during the midday period. Temperatures started the day at record highs in the lower 60s. From the end of the morning and throughout the afternoon, the temperatures only dropped. Eventually, temperatures will bottom out in the middle, up to the upper 20 degrees early Friday morning. The winds will hold westerly and continue to ease gradually.
We’ll have a pretty decent end to our work week. We will have mostly to partly sunny sky conditions, and maximum wind speeds will only be around 10 mph. The winds will start the day blowing from the west and end the day blowing from the northeast. High temperatures northwest of the bay will be in the lower 30s, while readings elsewhere will hit the mid 30s. Our “normal” temperature is currently 35 degrees.
More clouds and a few snowflakes will return on Saturday. Accumulations will be in the order of an inch or so, so some slippery roads cannot be ruled out. The sky will be a little clearer for Sunday, then even clearer for Monday. Weekend highs will be mostly in the lower 30 degrees. We will be a little warmer for the start of the work week as the winds blow from the southwest. On ABC12 News, we’ll be looking at conditions leading up to the Christmas weekend. -JR