First Alert Weather Forecast
Above Normal Air Returns this Week
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - After about a week or so of colder temperatures, above normal air returns to the forecast this week.
It is a fairly quiet first Sunday of February. Morning peeks of sun will give way to thickening clouds during the afternoon, and there is a small chance of drizzle or a few snowflakes as a weak cold front skates through the area. Most areas will stay completely dry as high temperatures rise into the upper 30s. Monday may wind up just a couple degrees cooler but still above average in the middle 30s and a partly cloudy sky. Our attention will then turn to the next system that arrives late Monday night, but this one also comes with a return to warmer-than-normal temperatures.
Tuesday morning we expect some rain showers as that disturbance moves past, while temperatures continue to climb. We may already be in the upper 30s to near 40° by Tuesday’s sunrise, and once the rain is behind us there should be several middle 40s high temperatures into the afternoon. In fact, highs will be in the middle 40s on Wednesday and Thursday, too. This means that most or even all of the remaining snowpack is likely to melt off this week, aside from the larger piles that are laying around. Steady rain comes back to the Great Lakes on Thursday after a dry Wednesday, and a transition to snow or mixed showers is possible on Friday as the temperatures cool off again. While we keep an eye on this system for the end of the week, expect temperatures around the freezing mark for Saturday.
By the tail end of next weekend the numbers recover quickly, with next Sunday back near 40° again. More high temperatures like this will carry through the middle of February, with no big cold snaps or major temperature swings currently in sight.
ALMANAC INFORMATION for February 5, 2023
- Average High: 31º Average Low 17º
- Lansing Record High: 61° 1890
- Lansing Record Low: -21° 1918
- Jackson Record High: 50º 1964
- Jackson Record Low: -13º 2009
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