Today’s Forecast: Updated 11/20/2018 9:30 pm

*Lake Effect Snow Starting Up (Some freezing drizzle)

*Some Lake Effect Wednesday

*Bitter Cold Temps!

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*Hunter’s Forecast for Wednesday: Sunrise/Sunset for Lake Huron is around 7:40/5:05 pm, while Lake Michigan’s sunrise/sunset is near 7:35/5:10 pm. Lake effect snow is around for areas mainly West of I-75. Accumulations are light at just a trace to 1″. Winds are from the North/Northwest at 8-18 mph with gusts to 20 mph. Plan on a cold day with highs in the teens for many areas.

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Tonight: The initial burst of snow has passed but lake effect is going and adding up.  On top of it, there are reports of freezing drizzle falling in spots as well so take it slow on the roads. Especially on those that are untreated with sand or salt.  Total snowfall is 1-3″ with up to 4″ in isolated areas for those North of M-72. Our Central Lower is much less with less than 1″. Temps really crash in the U.P. with lows in the single digits. Lows for most of the L.P. will be in the 20s but those will be tomorrow’s highs.  Winds turn to the West then Northwest 10-20 mph with higher gusts.

Tomorrow: Some lake effect snow is still around during the morning creating more travel slowdowns in spots. As you move farther inland periods of sunshine as expected. Highs will be in the mid teens in the U.P. but the mercury drops into the teens for the Lower Peninsula. Overall, roads will be slower in the morning than the afternoon as the lake effect weakens and breaks down during the day. Winds are from the North/Northwest at 8-18 mph.

Thanksgiving & Black Friday: Turkey Day is a cold one with morning lows above and below zero! (Records lows are possible) Skies are partly sunny with some flurries. Highs will only be in the 20s! On Black Friday Winds pick up out of the Southwest at 10-20 mph pulling in a lot of warmth. Highs reach the upper 30s to mid 40s under a mix of sun and clouds.

This Weekend: A system blows through the region Saturday bringing some morning rain showers but drying out during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 40s! Roads shouldn’t be much of an issue. Sunday will be cloudy with a chance for some late day rain as highs warm into the upper 30s to mid 40s.  That moisture is coming from a developing storm we are watching closely. It’s expected to bring snow and cold air back in for next week.

-Tom

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