*Cold With Lake Effect
*Winds Settle Tonight
*More Lake Effect Tomorrow
Winter Weather Advisories are posted for Luce, Antrim, Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Benzie, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason and Oceana Counties. Lake effect snow continues across the region with several more inches likely in the posted counties. Remember, this is NOT widespread snow but lake effect. So, not everyone but areas will see snow. Up to 6″ of new snow is possible, especially around NW Lower.
This Evening: Lake Effect – Bitter Wind Chills
Temps dropped fast today and will be in the single digits and teens this evening.
With the wind, the feels like temps are already below in spots, so bundle up!
Lake effect snow continues for NLP and UP with another inch or two possible in spots.
Watch out for blowing and drifting snow in open areas.
Tonight: More Lake Effect – A Very Cold Night
Lake effect continues through the night adding on another 3-6″ for NW Lower and parts of the UP West of I-75.
1-3″ are possible for NW Lower outside of the main snow bands.
Temperatures are headed below zero for some areas of the U.P.
Much of the L.P. will stay above zero. Our overall range is -10 to 10.
Winds slack off to 5-15 mph for most but remain out of the northwest through the night.
Tomorrow: Lake Effect and a Few Peeks of Sun
The cold keeps the lake effect going with additional accumulations of 1-3″ for parts of NW Lower.
We top out in the single digits and teens with some peeks of sun for the afternoon.
Winds are NW at 5-15 mph most of the day.
Wind chills are below zero much of the day so be prepared!
Friday & The Weekend: Another Weak System
Skies will be mostly sunny Friday but with isolated lake effect West of the Straits.
Highs warm into the mid teens to mid-20s.
A weak system rolls through Saturday afternoon delivering more snow.
Several inches are possible so be ready for travel slowdowns.
Highs will be in the 20s.
Colder air then builds in Sunday setting off more lake effect snow.
Temperatures fall into the teens across the area.
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