A spinning, compact weather system is expected to cover a portion of Lower Michigan with snow on Halloween. There’s a chance that snow will temporarily adhere to the grass in areas with moderate snowfall.
According to the radar forecast, there is a small region of precipitation that is traveling from Wisconsin to southwest Lower Michigan through Minnesota.
The weather-maker will move throughout all of southern Lower Michigan when it hits Michigan, but its intensity will decrease. By Halloween evening, when the snow reaches the Ann Arbor and Detroit locations, it will be little more than short bursts.
This Halloween, trick-or-treating may be practically dampened by heavy rain and thunderstorms.
This weather is expected to persist until the holiday on Monday for certain areas of the United States that are suffering from drought, according to meteorologists.
The National Weather Service predicts rain in the Ohio Valley, the Pacific Northwest, the Southeast, and the Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States on Halloween.
With a few exceptions, a blast of icy air from Canada will spread across a lot of the US by Tuesday, bringing with it dangerously low temperatures.
As the December-like air settles in, only parts of the contiguous US will not get goosebumps on Halloween—that is, the West Coast and Florida.
In some regions of the East, where temperatures swing from unseasonably warm weekend temps to unseasonably cold early-week temperatures—a variance of over 30 degrees in many places—the pattern change will be rather startling.
We’re talking about flurries and possibly some dusting accumulation in Southeast Michigan.
However, they could see some actual snow up in the Northern Lower Peninsula, across Gaylord to Traverse City, and into the Upper Peninsula.
The Upper Peninsula, including Houghton to Copper Harbor, is predicted to receive the heaviest snowfall, with up to six inches possible by Tuesday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for several cities, especially Grand Marais, Munising, and Seney. It’s expected to snow up to five inches.
Our first snow has a few moving pieces. Tuesday during the daytime hours will see most of the precipitation pass across Lower Michigan. The sun is still shining, so daytime temperatures will rise into the upper 30s.
It is difficult for snow to stay for very long at those temperatures. Furthermore, the ground temperature remains much above freezing. Snow will also melt due to the warm ground.
Thus, snow will be seen. When the snow is falling quite heavily, it will stick, but when there are breaks in the precipitation, it will evaporate.
Areas of Louisiana and Mississippi are currently under a tornado watch, and flash floods might occur in Texas and the lower Mississippi Valley.
As a result of the recent drought-like circumstances, Joanne Dulin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, said that the rainfall in the state is “much needed”.
Over the weekend, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, saw steady increases into the 80s; however, by Tuesday afternoon, they will likely be lucky to escape the low 50s.
Temperatures on Halloween across most of the East and some parts of the South will be almost ten degrees below average for the last of October. The weather from Burlington, Vermont, to Atlanta will be more like early December.
Weather Reports From Grand Rapids On Halloween
Although the ground remains too warm for the snow to properly accumulate, some of that snow could reach as far south as the Lansing area, according to Grand Rapids weather service forecaster Scott Thomas.
Lansing might gain some tenths of an inch, Thomas said. According to him, regions to the north and northwest, such as Newaygo or Big Rapids, might receive a few inches of snow.
However, he added that Tuesday will be “quite bitter” in this area even if it stays dry.
He stated that it will be quite cold outside, with wind chills (on Tuesday night) expected to drop as low as the mid-20s.