Today’s Forecast: Updated 10/16/2018 2:20 pm

*Lake Effect Rain North This Afternoon

*Another Windy Day

*Isolated Lake Effect Rain South This Evening


This Afternoon: Most of the Lower Peninsula will continue to see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies but grab the warm gear as you leave the house and expect some light rain at times for the U.P. and Northern Lower Peninsula today. All of Northern Michigan is looking at lake effect rain chances by this afternoon and evening. Though, not everyone will see precipitation. Highs will be in the low 40s to mid 50s today and winds will pick up this afternoon and evening. The winds will be out of the West/Northwest today at 12-25mph with gusts nearing 30-45mph.

Tonight: Lake effect snow will impact the Eastern U.P. tonight with minor accumulations in areas by Wednesday morning. The Northern Lower Peninsula will see some lake effect snow and mixed showers overnight with minor accumulations inland. The Central Lower Peninsula will see partly to mostly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will be in the upper 20s to mid 30s with winds out of the West/Northwest at 10-20mph.

Tomorrow: Skies will be partly sunny Wednesday with areas of the Northern Lower Peninsula and Eastern U.P. again seeing lake effect snow, mix and rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Highs pressure will move in Wednesday night, allowing for clear skies on your Thursday!

Thursday – Friday: Spend lots of time outdoors on Thursday! High pressure allows for mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. It’s going to be a beautiful day! Skies will be clear to start Friday but some scattered rain showers will move in for most of Northern Michigan Friday afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the low 50s to low 60s!

The Weekend: Saturday will bring scattered rain, mix and some light snow for areas of Northern Michigan. We will see mainly rain for the Lower Peninsula while some light mix and snow will impact areas of the Upper Peninsula. Highs will be in the low 40s to low 50s Saturday. Sunday is looking mostly to partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

-Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn


Fall Color Report 10/16: Our color change across Northern Michigan has expanded this week, making it Peak to Past Peak for most of the region. Vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges are taking center stage this week! Even lakeside locations like Traverse City, Frankfort, and Manistee are in the Peak range. Of course some of our river valleys, like around Grayling and Indian River are a bit behind, but have reached Peak this week. In contrast, a few of the highest elevations around Gaylord and Cadillac are Past Peak. Don’t be surprised if you see pockets of brown in the higher elevations! You’ll want to spend plenty of time outside these next few days. It’s the perfect time of year to go for a hike, bike ride, or capture some photos of the brilliant and exciting color change. Please send us your fall color pics at or post to the Doppler 9&10 Facebook page.



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