Frosty conditions were once again observed across Southwest Lower Michigan as totally clear skies and calm winds were commonplace overnight. A Freeze Warning was issued for the overnight period and into Saturday morning to highlight the damage risk to unprotected vegetation, fruit trees, and orchards. The threat for frost and freeze conditions came very early this year as record warmth overspread the entire Great Lakes region during the middle of March, when high temperatures were more indicative of June and July. This warmth lead to premature vegetative growth.
Frost and freeze conditions are possible Monday night through Wednesday night, although at this time it appears that low temperatures may be slightly warmer than Saturday morning's lows. Here is a sampling of low temperatures across the region:
26....Alma and Big Rapids
28....Lansing, Mt. Pleasant, Charlotte, and St. Johns
29....Fremont, Marshall, and Mason
30....Muskegon, South Haven, Kalamazoo, and Jackson
31....Grand Rapids and Holland
Below is a graphical image of the Saturday morning low temperatures across the region.