GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — This morning's hot (or not so hot...) topic in the newsroom: Did you turn your heat on this morning?
I was surprised by the number of yes votes! But with temperatures falling into the 40s, it's not completely unwarranted.
If you were chilly this morning, things are about to get even colder. Overnight tonight and into tomorrow morning temperatures will fall into the low to mid-40s. This comes as clear skies settle into place. Clouds act like a blanket over the sky and without that blanket, what little heat we do receive today will escape into the atmosphere. With that being said, you might want to pull out your jacket for the morning commute and shut the windows tonight.
The good news is that after tonight will be a slow warming trend and by this time next week you may want to turn the AC back on. Tomorrow we will break back into the upper 60s to low 70s. Thursday night into Friday we fall back into the upper 40s one final time and then overnight lows return back to the 50s.
Average temperatures for this time of year should be lows in the mid-50s and highs in the mid-70s. This will be the case throughout the weekend, followed by warmer-than-average temperatures by the end of the 10-day period.