Today’s Forecast: Updated 1/19/2020

*Hazardous Travel Conditions

*Windy & Cold Wind Chills

*Lake Effect Snow On Sunday

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**A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7 pm Sunday for Leelanau, Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford and Missaukee Counties. A snow system will move into Northern Michigan after Midnight, lasting through the day on Saturday. By Saturday night, system snow will change over to lake effect snow for Sunday. By Saturday night, 4-6″ of snow accumulation is likely. An additional 3-6″ is possible by Sunday night with lake effect snow accumulation. Winds will be strong, creating blowing and drifting snow.

**A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 4 PM Sunday for Lake, Osceola, Montcalm, Mason, Newaygo, Clare, Oceana, Mecosta, and Isabella counties. A snow system will move into Northern Michigan after Midnight, lasting through the day on Saturday. By Saturday night, system snow will change over to lake effect snow for Sunday. Total snow accumulations between tonight through Saturday night will range between 4-6″. Additional snow accumulation is likely Saturday night through Sunday, as lake effect snow takes over.

**A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Montmorency, Cheboygan, Oscoda, Alcona, and Mackinac Island/Bois Blanc Island until 7 am Sunday. By Sunday morning, 4-8″ of snow is expected. Strong winds could gust as high as 35 mph, allowing for blowing and drifting snow.

**A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Emmet, Otsego, Crawford, Beaver Island, and Charlevoix Counties until 1 pm Sunday. A snow system will move into Northern Michigan after Midnight, lasting through the day on Saturday. By Saturday night, system snow will change over to lake effect snow for Sunday. By Saturday night, 4-8″ of snow accumulation is likely. An additional 3-6″ is possible by Sunday night with lake effect snow accumulation. Winds will be strong, creating blowing and drifting snow.

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**SNOW TOTALS AS OF 8 PM SATURDAY** –  LINCOLN 9.0″, ALPENA 6.0″,  OSSINEKE 5.0″,  ELK RAPIDS 3.3″,  ALGER 4.0″, BENZONIA 5.3″, CHARLEVOIX 6.0″, INDIAN RIVER 5.4″, GOETZVILLE 4.0″,  NORTH HIGGINS LAKE 3.0″, SKEELS 5.8″, GLADWIN 4.0″, 1 WNW INTERLOCHEN 6.0″,TRAVERSE CITY 6.0″, OSCODA 3.5″,  LELAND 9.0″, PESHAWBESTOWN 7.0″, 1 NNE CEDARVILLE 5.7″, WELLSTON 6.4 “,3 ESE ELMIRA 4.0″, CADILLAC 6.0″, MOUNT PLEASANT 6.0”

Sunday: Lake effect snow ramps up, delivering additional snow accumulation. Temperatures will drop back into the teens to mid 20s, and the winds will be strong from the Northwest at 10-20 mph, gusting up to 25 mph at times. Due to the cold air and strong winds, additional lake effect snow accumulations along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior could range between 2-4″ in spots.

Sunday Night: Lake effect will wrap up and winds are going to die down. Be prepared to bundle up as you head off to bed with lows ranging from 5 to 14 degrees, under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the North at 5-15 mph.

Monday-Wednesday: Some light lake effect snow continues on Monday, with flurries lingering into Tuesday. Highs will be in the 20s! Wednesday remains mostly cloudy, with highs in the 30s.

Thursday-Saturday: Another round of snow and wintry mix is expected on Thursday! Friday we are watching the set up for another storm system that would last into your Saturday. Highs are not the best for solid snow in the mid to upper 30s! Stay tuned as we continue to track this storm.

-Forecaster Samantha Jacques

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