Today’s Forecast: Updated 3/19/2018 3:20 pm

*Clear to Start

*Some Clouds Develop

*Spring Officially Starts Tuesday!


This Evening: Clear skies are the story with seasonal temperatures in the 30s and 20s.

Tonight: Skies remain clear for most of the night but after 2am clouds begin filtering in off of Lake Huron. They spread in from the East producing partly cloudy conditions. Lows drop into the single digits to low teens for the U.P. with teens for the Lower Peninsula. Winds slowly pick up from the Northeast at 5-15 mph.

Tomorrow: It’s another nice day for the First Day of Spring! – Just not as much sunshine for the L.P. as compared to today. The U.P. has lots of sunshine while the Lower Peninsula has a mix of sun and clouds. The start of the Spring season officially begins at 12:15 pm! Highs reach the upper 20s to upper 30s.  Winds strengthen for the L.P. with speeds of 10-20 mph during the afternoon.

Wednesday & Thursday: The mid-week forecast is about the same under a mix of sun and clouds for most of the region. Temps are seasonably cool with highs of 32 to 40 degrees. High pressure then build in for Thursday delivering a sunny day. Highs warm into the upper 30s to mid 40s – which is about normal for this time of year.

Friday & The Weekend: Skies remain sunny Friday as temps warm a few more degrees. Saturday doesn’t show much of a difference as high pressure remains in control over the state. Highs range from 38 to 44 degrees. Now, a system gets closer Sunday bringing some clouds around but it still looks like a nice day with sunshine and clouds and highs mainly in the 40s.


2017-18 SnowfallActual     Departure from Normal 

Houghton Lake:          40.4                       -19.7

Sault Ste. Marie:         95.4                       -13.6

Gaylord:                       103.4                     -26.6

Traverse City:              96.3                       +0.3

West Branch:               32.2                       -14.5

Petoskey:                    107.1                       -10.9

Updated: 3/19

– Tom