A couple of clipper-type low pressure systems will bring light snow and rain to West Michigan through Friday.  The first one will continue to move out of the region Thursday evening without much additional precipitation.  Temperatures Thursday night will hold in the low 30s.

The second weather system will be a little stronger and have a little more moisture to work with so we could see one to three inches of accumulation Friday morning into the mid afternoon.  Daytime temperatures on Friday will once again be in the mid 30s.

The outlook for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day may get a bit more interesting as a brief surge of mild air sneaks into West Michigan ahead of a stronger cold front.  Right now, Saturday is shaping up to be partly sunny with high temperatures back up around 40°.  Prior to midnight, New Year’s Eve is looking mainly dry and mild.  Light rain showers should hold off until after midnight and then change to snow showers as a strong cold front passes through West Michigan early New Year’s Day.  In the wake of the cold front, temperatures will fall into the 20s with a gusty west to northwest wind.

In the colder air, lake-effect snow showers (something we haven’t seen much of so far this season) will take over later Sunday into Monday with accumulations likely, especially from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo westward into the lakeshore counties.  Watch FOX 17 News and check in on-line at fox17online.com for further updates regarding New Year’s Weekend weather.