Tuesday afternoon - The Winter Weather Advisory from Kent and Ottawa Co. north has been cancelled. The Advisory remains in effect for much of N. Lower Michigan until 5 pm. The green areas on the map are River Advisories. We’re not going to get any significant flooding, but many rivers are running two or even three times average flow. Here’s current conditions.
Peak wind gusts Monday: 60 mph Fort Wayne IN, 59 mph Toledo OH, 57 mph Jackson, 56 mph Battle Creek and Saginaw, 55 mph Detroit and Jamestown, 53 mph downtown G.R. at GVSU (roof) and on the Muskegon Beach, 52 mph Pontiac, Allegan and Hillsdale, 51 mph Ford Airport in G.R., at Ionia and at the Holland Harbor, 50 mph Lake Macatawa, 48 mph Howell, 47 mph Lansing and Holland (airport), 46 mph Marshall, S. Bend and Benton Harbor, 45 mph Kalamazoo, 44 mph Muskegon, S. Haven and Charlotte, 43 mph Alma and Mt. Pleasant.
Two-day rainfall: 1.98″ Kalamazoo, 1.94″ Grand Rapids, 1.87″ Battle Creek, 1.82″ Muskegon, 1.77″ Holland. Rivers are well above average flow. As of Monday evening: Grand River in downtown G.R. is at 7,540 cubic feet per second (average is 2670 cfs), the Muskegon River at Croton is at 5630 cfs (average 1670) and the Kalamazoo River near Battle Creek is at 1150 cfs (average 580 cfs).
The models keep us chilly through Saturday morning, then warm us up to 40° Saturday night. Our average high temp. this week is low 40s.