Today’s Forecast: Updated 2/17/2018 4:00pm
*Some Snow This Evening
*Watch Out for Slick Roads
*Messy System Monday and Tuesday
This Evening/Tonight: As a weak system moves in, plan on some light snow for this evening into tonight. Most of the snow will end by midnight. However, there could be some light scattered lake effect in some locations. This system will only bring a trace to two inches of snow. Roads will be slick in spots, so take it slow! Temperatures tonight drop down between 14 to 22 degrees. Winds will be out of the West/Southwest at 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy skies start your Sunday but clouds thicken once again during the day. There is a chance for some light snow for the U.P. and Straits during the afternoon hours. Highs warm back into the lower 20s to upper 30s. Few locations could reach 40!
Monday & Tuesday: A messy storm system moves into the Great Lakes region Monday bringing rain, mix and even some snow. More rain, mix and snow lasts into your Tuesday. Most of the U.P. will have snow, while most of the L.P. will receive rain! Highs both days will be in the 30s to upper 40s for most of the region. Some locations could reach the lower 50s on Tuesday! The U.P., however, will only have highs in the 20s on Tuesday.
Wednesday & Thursday: Things quiet down Wednesday as sunshine returns and highs reach the 20s to upper 30s. Thursday is much like Wednesday with more sunshine and highs in the mid 20s to upper 30s.
Friday & Saturday: Friday starts off with only a few clouds. However, another messy system moves in late on Friday into Saturday morning bringing rain and snow. Saturday afternoon will be mostly cloudy. Highs will be in the lower 30s to lower 40s both days.
2017-18 Snowfall: Actual Departure from Normal
Houghton Lake: 34.9 -14.7
Sault Ste. Marie: 84.8 -8.6
Gaylord: 92.1 -17.4
Traverse City: 83.3 +1.9
West Branch: 28.2 -8.5
Petoskey: 98.5 -2.8