*Mostly Clear to Partly Cloudy This Morning
*Increasing Clouds Today, Light Snow By This Evening
*Moderate to Heavy Snow Tonight & Windy
**Winter Weather Advisory for Luce County from 7pm Monday until 9am Tuesday. 3-6″ of snow will be possible with gusty winds making for terrible travel conditions Tuesday morning. Blowing & drifting snow along with reduced visibilities could be an issue for many.
**Winter Weather Advisory for Chippewa, Mackinac, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Antrim, Otsego, Montmorency, Crawford, Oscoda and Charlevoix Counties from 7pm Monday until Noon Tuesday. 3-6″ of snow with isolated higher amounts will be possible. Gusty winds on top of that will blow and drift snow making for rough commutes Tuesday morning.
**Winter Weather Advisory for Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Roscommon, Ogemaw, Iosco, Gladwin and Arenac Counties from 7pm Monday until 9am Tuesday. 2-4″ of snow will be possible with isolated higher amounts around 5-6″ possible. Gusty winds will create blowing and drifting snow reducing visibilities for Tuesday mornings commutes.
**Winter Weather Advisory for Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta & Isabella Counties from 7pm Monday until 10am Tuesday. 2-4″ of snow will be possible with isolated higher amounts near 5-6″ by Tuesday morning. Winds will also gust upwards of 30mph creating blowing and drifting snow.
4am to 7am: We will see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies this morning and nice conditions for morning commutes. Temperatures are on the chilly side of things with -5 to 15 degrees. Winds are light this morning but will pick up a little bit this afternoon.
7am to 9am: Conditions remain decent for morning commutes but make sure to bundle up. We will see a good chunk of sunshine to start the day but clouds will be on the increase a bit later this afternoon and evening.
Today: Skies will start off mostly sunny for us but expect skies to turn cloudy this afternoon and into this evening. Highs today will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s today. Winds will be out of the Southeast at 5-15mph. By this evening we will see some light snow start to move into the area. This will a storm system that moves through Northern Michigan tonight giving us a widespread accumulating snow into Tuesday morning.
Tonight: Moderate to heavy snow will fall for Northern Michigan tonight along with some gusty winds. The U.P. and Northeast corner of the Lower Peninsula could see 3-6″ of snow overnight. Most of the Lower Peninsula South of M-32 will see 2-4″ of snow with isolated higher amounts. Winds will be out of the Southeast/East at 10-20mph which will blow and drift snow in spots reducing visibilities heading towards Tuesday morning.
Tuesday-Thursday: Any lingering snow will come to an end early Tuesday but clouds will remain for most of Tuesday. Highs will be in the upper 20s to upper 30s. Wednesday is looking mostly to partly sunny with isolated lake effect. Highs will be in the mid teens to mid 20s. Thursday will also be mostly to partly sunny with isolated lake effect snow. Highs will be in the upper teens to mid 20s.
Friday & The Weekend: Skies are looking mostly to partly sunny Friday with highs in the low 30s to low 40s. Saturday is looking mostly to partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s to low 40s. Sunday is looking partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s to low 40s.
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens
Seasonal Snowfall: As of 2/16/2020
Location This Season Normal
Houghton Lk 44.4″ 49.2″
Sault Ste. Marie 88.6″ 92.7″
Gaylord 94.8″ 108.6″
Traverse City 68.8″ 80.1″
West Branch 42.6″ 36.3″
Petoskey 86.6″ 100.4″
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