*System Snow Moves In Today
*Snow Will Be Heaviest Along & North of M-32
*Some Slick Roads Today & Reduced Visibilities
**A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Luce County from 6am Thursday until 10pm Thursday. A storm rotates through the region tomorrow dropping 3-6″ for most of the area with higher totals possible. Be ready for snowy roads and longer time to reach your destination.
**A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted for Charlevoix, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Mackinac and Chippewa Counties from 6am Thursday to 1am Friday. A 3-6″ swath of system snow will move through this region Thursday with isolated higher amounts possible in the Emmet, Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties thanks to lake enhanced snow. The heaviest of the snow should be in the afternoon hours Thursday.
4am-7am: Any clear skies in areas will start to cloud up as system snow approaches through the morning hours. We will start to see the first few flakes of this system snow around 7am. Morning commutes for the most part should be fine but cold as temperatures are ranging from the 0 to 20 degree range.
7am-9am: System snow will continue to move in for the Eastern U.P. and Tip of the Mitt while most of the Lower Peninsula will remain quiet in this time frame. Steady snow will set up by mid morning and continue throughout the day for the U.P. and Tip of the Mitt.
Today: We have a system moving in from the West that will bring in steady snow showers for Northern Michigan. This will create deteriorating road conditions heading towards this evening. Areas along and North of M-32 will see 3-6″ of snow today with isolated higher amounts in Emmet, Cheboygan and Mackinac Counties because of lake enhanced snow. Areas from M-32 to M-55 will see 1-3″ of snow today while most of the Central Lower Peninsula will see a trace to maybe an inch or two at most. Conditions will be the worst this afternoon and into this evening for the U.P. and Tip of the Mitt with reduced visibilities and slick conditions. Commutes home from school or work will be tough in many spots North of M-32 so make sure to take your time. Highs today will be in the low 20s to mid 30s with winds out of the South/Southeast at 5-15mph.
Tonight: We will have some lingering light snow and freezing drizzle in areas as overnight lows will be in the low 20s to low 30s. Winds will be out of the South/Southwest at 5-10mph. Some roads could be a bit slick as drizzle in spots could create icy spots. Expect some light snow and drizzle to continue into Friday morning.
Friday & The Weekend: Cloudy skies and low level moisture will continue to hang around for most of Friday. This will give areas some patchy drizzle and possible flurries. Highs will be in the low 30s to low 40s. Expect some slick spots out there Friday. Saturday is looking cloudy with scattered light snow and drizzle once again. Highs will be in the mid 30s to low 40s. Sunday brings in cooler air which will set off some lake effect snow. Highs will be in the upper teens to upper 20s.
Next Week: We will start off with quiet conditions Monday but a system will start to move in Monday afternoon and evening. This will start to give Northern Michigan widespread snow into Tuesday morning. We will watch this system closely and keep you posted as we head into next week. Highs Monday will be in the low 20s to low 30s. Tuesday is looking colder with system snow in the morning but lake effect in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the lower to upper 20s. Wednesday is looking cloudy with lake effect snow showers. Highs will range from 10-19 degrees.
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens
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