Ty Shesky is the Weekday Meteorologist for the Midday News and 4:00pm and 5:00pm. He is a Yooper from Marquette, Michigan.


Recent Articles
  • Wintry mix tonight, changing to rain by morning

    WEST MICHIGAN — After mostly missing out on any significant precipitation Wednesday, another weather system is taking shape to our south. Rain should push in from the south and remain as primarily rain for locations south of I-96. When it begins to fall in locations along and north of I-96, it could encounter surface temperatures around the freezing mark. This would lead to freezing rain before temperatures eventually moving above freezing overnight. Here’s how Future Track HD sees things just […]

  • Another round of snow tonight

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a snowy commute with a dusting to an inch of snow in many areas making the roads slippery just in time for the Wednesday morning commute, we’ll get a break from the snow this afternoon. The snow will taper off to flurries by then, with little or no additional accumulation expected. This is how Future Track HD paints the picture later this morning: Later Wednesday night, however, an Alberta Clipper will drop southeastward and through the […]

  • System snow is done; lake effect to start soon

    WEST MICHIGAN — The first major snowfall of the season is wrapping up across most of the FOX 17 viewing area, but lake effect snow will continue to get more organized later Monday afternoon and Monday night. Snowfall totals will continue to trickle in this afternoon, but we have a pretty good idea of how much snow fell across the area based on some of the official NWS observations and co-op reports that came in. Here is a sampling of […]

  • Snow could impact Tuesday morning commute

    WEST MICHIGAN — A big area of low pressure that will impact the East Coast over the next day or so will bring a glancing blow of snow to the FOX 17 viewing area. Although most of the snow will fall over the southeastern part of the state, sections of Calhoun, Branch, and St. Joseph counties will likely see some system snow from this as well. Here is a look at that system that is taking shape to our southwest […]

  • More lake effect snow coming this week

    WEST MICHIGAN — The heaviest of the snow is over and done with for most of us, but more is on the way to much of the FOX 17 viewing area. In fact, we do have some snow showers out there this morning and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon for Newaygo and Oceana counties. Snow showers could drop another inch or so of accumulation in these areas — and possibly into portions of Muskegon County — […]

  • Halloween weather looking decent for trick-or-treaters

    WEST MICHIGAN — After a cloudy, wet weekend across much of the area, we do have some good news for trick-or-treaters: The weather forecast looks pretty good on Halloween. We do have a chance of rain for Wednesday morning, but the threat of rain should be over by late afternoon. Right now, we’re tracking an area of low pressure in the northern Rockies that will get more organized as it moves east over the next 36 hours. This low will […]

  • Severe weather possible overnight

    WEST MICHIGAN — Even though it’s October and severe weather season is typically winding down at this time of year, we’ll have to be on the look-out for strong to severe thunderstorms very late tonight and early Thursday morning. A strong cold front to our northwest will trigger severe thunderstorms — some of which could produce tornadoes in northern and Upper Michigan —  this evening and just after midnight. These storms will likely evolve into a line of thunderstorms with […]

  • Severe weather possible Tuesday night

    WEST MICHIGAN — Just when we thought Fall arrived in full force with crisp nights and sunny, mild afternoons, summer will briefly make a return to the area tomorrow and tomorrow night. Temperatures won’t be all that far above average, but humidity will reach uncomfortable levels tomorrow with dewpoints in the middle to upper 60s. This humidity — along with an approaching cold front — will set the stage for a round of thunderstorms which could be strong to severe. […]

  • Storms ending, turning cooler this weekend

    WEST MICHIGAN — September is the first month of Meteorological Fall, but it’s felt more like the heart of summer with temperatures running a good 5 or more degrees above average for the month so far. That will change this weekend as a strong cold front moves through. However, today’s highs are expected to reach well into the 80s over most of the FOX 17 viewing area: A warm front lifting through the area will keep a chance of showers […]