*Scattered Snow Showers Today Become More Widespread
*Snowy Conditions Tomorrow
*Another Arctic Blast
** Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Luce county until 4 am Wednesday. Snow moves in with an approaching system bringing accumulations of 2-5″ with isolated higher amounts possible. Plan on difficult travel and give yourself extra time!
** Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, and Isabella counties until 10 am Wednesday. Snow will develop this afternoon and last into the evening. Some mix/rain/freezing rain is possible later tonight and into Wednesday morning. Total snow accumulations of 3-7″ is expected.
**Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Ogemaw, Iosco, Arenac & Gladwin counties from 5 pm this afternoon until noon Wednesday. Snow will develop late this afternoon and persist through Wednesday. Snow may mix with or change to rain Wednesday morning before ending. Total snow accumulations of 4-7″ is expected.
**Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Chippewa and Mackinac counties from 1 pm this afternoon until 5 pm Wednesday. 4-8″ of snow will be possible with slick roads and reduced visibilities at times.
**Winter Weather Advisory is posted for Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Otsego, Montmorency, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee and Roscommon counties from 1 pm this afternoon until 5 pm Wednesday evening. A system moving in later on today through Wednesday evening will bring snow accumulations of 6-9″ with isolated higher amount possible. Expect difficult travel conditions.
Today: Skies are going to be cloudy today and snow moves in with an approaching system. Scattered snow starts to take over Northern Michigan later this afternoon and becomes more widespread for the evening and nighttime hours. Winds are a bit breezy out of the South/Southeast at 8-18 mph with highs reaching the upper teens to mid 20s.
Tonight: Widespread snow continues as this storm system moves through. Most of Northern Michigan will see 1-4″ of fresh snow by tomorrow morning with isolated higher amounts up to 6″ possible. Overnight lows range from the mid teens to upper 20s with winds out of the South/Southeast at 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Occasional snow continues through the morning hours and that could create some slower commutes, so make sure to plan ahead! Parts of the Central Lower could see a little rain/mix at times. As this system pulls away we’re going to see lake effect snow take over for the later afternoon and evening hours. Another 1-3″ is expected throughout the day with areas North of M-72 possibly seeing another 2-4″. Highs will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s with slick roads and reduced visibilities at times.
Thursday & Friday: Thursday is looking mostly cloudy with the chance for some snow and highs in the low 20s to low 30s. Arctic air moves back into Northern Michigan Friday with morning lows starting off well below zero for many areas. More lake effect snow is expected with highs only ranging from -2 to 13 degrees! Frigid temps once again heading into the weekend.
The Weekend & Monday: Isolated lake effect out there for your Saturday with highs ranging from 9 to 17 degrees. Sunday brings in scattered snow showers with cold highs ranging from 2 to 18 degrees. More dangerously cold air arrives Sunday night and Monday morning as lows range from -18 to 5 degrees.
Next Week: We are closely watching another storm system for Monday which would bring in widespread snow and gusty winds. Highs will be in the upper single digits to low 20s.
-Meteorologist Melanie Steinberg
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Year to Date Snowfall: Season to Date/Departure from Normal
Sault Ste. Marie: 67.7″/-3.4″
Gaylord: 48.0″/ -33.3″
Traverse City: 25.5″/ -34.3″
Houghton Lake: 16.5″/ -19.6″
West Branch: 17.8″/ -8.6″