Breeze begins Tuesday with evening scattered rain
SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - The first day back from the holiday weekend had quiet weather making for easy-going! Conditions have been quiet this Tuesday, but today is where the breeze starts to pick up. That leads into the windy weather expected on Wednesday. The details on the wind are still relatively unchanged from Monday, so the potential for the wind is still holding. If you have any loose outdoor items, take the time today to bring them in or secure them (especially any holiday yard decorations) before the wind picks up too much!
We’ll continue with dry weather for the remainder of the daylight hours, scattered showers don’t move in until after sundown but will remain through the evening. A few rumbles of thunder may even be possible out of a few of these showers too. Any precipitation will be all rain this evening with temperatures well above freezing.
On the topic of temperatures, our “daytime” high temperature will come in right at sunset. That will land in the upper 40s for many. Temperature actually will continue to warm up over the course of the evening, topping out just after midnight right when the cold front begins to move through.
The cold front’s passage shortly after midnight will bring temperatures down sharply by the bus stop times and sunrise Wednesday. By then, temperatures will already be near the freezing point. Wind chills by then will also be into the 20s. You’ll want to bundle up Wednesday morning! Wind gusts during that time will be from the west at 35 mph.
Scattered rain showers from the evening will continue past midnight, but once the front moves through, that will cut off any rain fairly quick. We’ll begin to see the westerly wind helping to bring in lake-effect snow showers starting near sunrise.
Windy conditions will be of the largest focus for your Wednesday. Wind gusts from the morning will continue to increase speed up to around 40 mph. The direction of the wind will stay from the west. This will be strong enough to knock over any light, loose outdoor items, especially any holiday decorations that are light or airy, or any inflatables. As mentioned above, take the time on Tuesday to make sure these items are prepped, or even brought inside, in advance of the wind.
Temperatures will continue to fall through the day, even after an already cold start behind the cold front. Expect temperatures to reach the upper 20s by the afternoon, with wind chills down to the 20 degrees mark by midday. Wind chills will drop into the teens wherever we have stronger gusts during the daytime.
Those scattered showers turn to lake-effect snow showers, but these should be more isolated. Any roadway impacts will be minimal from the snow that falls given how sparse the coverage will be. In terms of rainfall totals before the switch to snow, not much is expected at only between 0.1″ to 0.2″.
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