Frigid week of weather ahead for West Michigan

From our media partner at WOOD TV:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Arctic air has poured into West Michigan for the weekend and it is going to get even colder Wednesday with below zero wind chills and frequent snow showers. 

Highs won't climb above 15 degrees for a single day this week.

Frigid air will continue to spill down from the Arcitic as waves of energy from the circumpolar vortex get displaced over West Michigan. Lake Michigan will help sheild us from the extreme cold since so much of it is still open water. 

The effect of the buffering of Lake Michigan against the cold was seen early Friday morning when wind chill values were a good 15 degrees warmer on our side of the lake. 

Wednesday will be the coldest day — hghs could struggle to hit zero. There have only been four times in the last century where the highs have been that cold. The last occurrence was more than 20 years ago in 1994.

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