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The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has issued a flood warning for the Grand River At Jackson affecting Jackson County from Thursday morning to Friday morning.   A few light rain showers will be possible through Wednesday night.  Heavier rain will move in on Thursday, and will change to snow. This additional precipitation will cause rivers to start rising again, after falling the past couple of days. These rises will not be nearly as bad as the last event. The following forecast is based on observed and forecast 48 hour precipitation.

A developing low pressure system will move through the Southern Great Lakes region tonight and Thursday bringing both rain and snow to the area. Some scattered rain showers are expected today, but the more organized, persistent rain will show up late tonight towards Interstate 94. Colder air will be pulled into the system on north winds Thursday and allow a mix with and change over to snow in parts of the area. Some rainfall totals may exceed an inch across Southern Lower Michigan by Friday morning. A swath of snow is beginning to look more likely from South Haven east-northeast towards Lansing. Much of the area may see a wet inch or two of snow, but in the heavier band totals of 2-4 or locally 3-5 inches look possible. Dry and colder weather is expected on Friday.

Today

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

Wednesday Night

Showers, mainly after 1am. Low around 37. Light and variable wind becoming east northeast 6 to 11 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Thursday

Rain showers before 1pm, then rain and snow showers between 1pm and 4pm, then snow showers after 4pm. High near 37. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 13 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Thursday Night

Snow showers likely, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a north northwest wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Breezy.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 21.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 41.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 23.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 44.

Average high temperature for today is 38.  Average low temperature is 21.

The high temperature in Jackson yesterday was 60 at 3:16 PM, the low was 35 at 3:27 AM.

0.00 inches of precipitation yesterday.  Total precipitation for the month to date:  4.33 inches.

Sunrise today at 7:15 AM EST.  Sunset at 6:27 PM EST.

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