West Michigan is about to experience temperatures dipping below freezing and staying there for at least 10 days straight.  Possibly 17 days.

UPDATE:   WINTER STORM WARNING CALHOUN, KALAMAZOO COUNTIES 10 AM THROUGH 7 PM SATURDAY FOR 8" to 14" of snow, extremely difficult traveling, 50 mph gusts, and possible outages.

It's about to be very cold for a very long time from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.  The remainder of the week of January 8th Southwest Michigan will see highs hovering just above the freezing mark with lows dipping into the upper 20s.  However, things are going to get straight-up arctic in Kalamazoo beginning Saturday according to the extended forecast from the Weather Channel.  Once we dip below 32 degrees on Friday evening, we will likely not feel temps above freezing for nearly 2 straight weeks.

The numbers below (as of January 12th) represent the Weather Channel's forecast for Kalamazoo between the dates of January 13th through January 23rd.

Day/DateHigh TemperatureLow TemperaturePrecipitation
Saturday, Jan 13th3110Snow/Wind
Sunday, Jan 14th13-2Snow
Monday, Jan 15th60Cloudy
Tuesday, Jan 16th60Snow
Wednesday, Jan 17th1513Cloudy
Thursday, Jan 18th2213Snow
Friday, Jan 19th189Snow
Saturday, Jan 20th1914Snow
Sunday, Jan 21st2317Cloudy
Monday, Jan 22nd282Cloudy
Tuesday, Jan 23rd3228Cloudy
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As of January 12th, the Weather Channel's monthly forecast shows a high of 32 degrees every day from Wednesday, January 24th to Tuesday, January 30th with a high of 33 on the last day of the month.

Important note: The further you look into the future with a weather forecast, the less certain you can be of its accuracy.  Anything could happen between now and a week from now that could change a weather pattern.  However, there is a chance that Southwest Michigan will remain at freezing or below for the rest of January 2024.  Bundle up, kids.

Grand Rapids will likely stay at the freezing mark or below from Friday, Jan 12th through at least the first week of February.  Kent County may not see 33 degrees or warmer for a full month.

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