Today’s Forecast: Updated 3/20/2018 8:30 pm

*Fire Danger!

*Below Average Temps

*Plenty of Bright Sun for Thursday


Fire Danger: This is a developing issue for some areas, primarily along and South of M-55 where there is NO snow on the ground. As the snow melts this will become a larger issue. Burn Permits are NOT being issued for our Southwestern Counties. Always check the DNR burn permit website for details.

Tonight: Skies are partly cloudy to mostly clear with lows ranging from 8 to 18 degrees. You’ll find the coldest temps in the Upper Peninsula. Winds turn to the Northeast at 5-15 mph keeping wind chills in the 10s and single digits.

Tomorrow: It’s more of the same tomorrow with hazy sunshine for the L.P. and bright sunshine for the U.P. Temps remain below average with highs of 31 to 41 degrees. Winds are from the North/Northeast at 5-15 mph.

Thursday and Friday: The sun is brighter for everyone as high pressure slides in and takes control of the regions weather. This means the sun will be brighter and the temps will warm a bit each day reaching the mid 30s to mid 40s.

The Weekend: Skies are looking great this weekend to get outside. Get ready for bright sunshine and warmer temps both days. Saturday’s highs range from 37 to 45 while Sunday’s are 42 to 50 degrees.

Next Week: Clouds begin filtering in Monday but rain showers aren’t expected until the overnight hours. Then scattered showers are the story for your Tuesday with highs of 43 to 52 degrees.


2017-18 SnowfallActual     Departure from Normal 

Houghton Lake:          40.4                       -19.9

Sault Ste. Marie:         95.4                       -14.0

Gaylord:                       103.4                     -27.0

Traverse City:              96.3                       +0.0

West Branch:               32.2                       -14.7

Petoskey:                    107.1                       -11.2

Updated: 3/20

– Tom