COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Remember the old saying "if you don’t like the weather in Michigan, wait 5-minutes?". It appears we all may be about to live that first hand in Branch County. Monday, it was the crunchy snow, sleet and freezing rain, laying down an icy coating on roads and sidewalks, bringing school officials to cancel all classes in the county yesterday. Then it warmed up with rain and temps in the 40’s last night, creating fog, and to start Tuesday, January 29th, heavy rains, even a thunderstorm or two in the middle of the night.
The extreme weather will deliver record high temperatures today in the mid to upper 50’s with more showers and thunderstorms and a flood watch to go with it. Just about everything you can do with water and air in the atmosphere and on the ground is about to happen to us in the next 48-hours. By late Wednesday afternoon, it’ll be back to seasonal conditions with possibly an inch of snow tomorrow night. By Thursday and Friday, it’s below normal readings in the forecast with highs maybe only reaching 20 degrees.