Winnie the Pooh referred to it as a 'blustery day', which is fine, until the power goes out.

National Weather Service Says High Winds Could Cause Some Issues This Afternoon

The NWS has issued a Special Weather Statement for the West Michigan area through at least 4:00pm Wednesday after noon.

Gusty Winds Expected to Develop and Last Through the Afternoon...A band of rain showers moving into the area this morning off of Lake Michigan is producing winds of 40-50 mph along the lakeshore. These winds will continue to spread east through the morning hours, and
continue into the afternoon hours.

Wind gusts of 40-50 mph could cause some tree limbs to fall, blow around loose objects, and cause some scattered power outages.

The winds are expected to taper off later this afternoon and evening.

Clear Weekend, And Then Snow Possible Monday Night

The good news, according to the NWS, is that after this front blows through, there's clear sailing through the weekend, although the temperatures will be taking a downward turn.

Highs Thursday through next Tuesday will be only in the high 40s to low 50s, which is well below the average of 60 degrees for mid-October.

The chill will dip Monday night's temps into the lower 30s, which will cause the rain showers to mix a bit with snow, although no major accumulations are expected.

But have no fear, there will be no repeat of October 2006, when 6 to 8 inches of snow fell on West Michigan, one of the earliest winter storms in West Michigan history.

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