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Latest Forecast

Updated: 11:20 PM

*Gusty Winds

*Arctic Front

*Falling Temps with Lake Effect Snow

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Winter Weather Advisory for Otsego, Crawford, and Charlevoix Counties until 9 am Friday. 2-6″ of snow is likely with gusty winds and bitter cold temperatures.

Winter Weather Advisory for Western Chippewa & Luce Counties until 1 pm Friday. 3-6″ of snow is likely with isolated higher amounts. Wind Chills could get as low as 20 to 30 degrees below zero at times.

Winter Weather Advisory for Kalkaska and Antrim Counties until 1 pm Friday. 3-7″ of snow is expected with gusty winds and bitter cold temperatures.

Winter Weather Advisory for Mason and Oceana Counties until 7 pm Friday. 1-4″ of snow will be possible with isolated higher amounts in spots. Gusty winds and bitter cold temperatures will persist with the snow.

A Wind Chill Advisory has been posted for the Central Lower Peninsula Counties until 9 am Friday. Wind chills could be as low as -15 at times.

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Tonight: Arctic Cold with Lake Effect Snow

Lows drop tonight into a range of -15 to 10 above.

Factor in the wind, wind chills range from -5 to -30!

Dress in layers if headed out and cover all exposed skin!

Lake effect delivers another 2-4″ inches over NW Lower and the U.P. West of I-75.

Higher totals are possible in isolated areas.

NW winds of 10-25 mph hold strong, blowing and drifting the light snow around.

Whiteouts remain a concern in open areas.

Tomorrow: Bitter Cold with Some Lake Effect

Arctic air is here Friday morning with readings of -15 to +10 degrees, but the wind will make it feel like -5 to -30!

Dress in layers if you need to head outside!

Highs will only be around 2 to 14 degrees Friday afternoon so this is an all-day cold!

Lake effect snow will be around as well with 1-3″ possible mainly West of US-131 and in the U.P. West of I-75.

Accumulations are low but whiteouts are still possible due to winds of 10-25 mph.

The Weekend: A Cold Start

Saturday and Sunday are looking much brighter.

Saturday has a very cold start with early snow showers but warms up into the upper 10s to low 30s by 4 pm.

The day is a mix of sun and clouds with isolated snow showers.

Sunday is warmer with readings in the upper 20s to middle 30s.

Plan on mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers.

- Tom

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Snow So Far & Average - 2/2/23

City Season Normal

Houghton Lake 30.7″ 40″

Sault Ste. Marie 105.3″ 79.3″

Gaylord 93″ 97.4″

Traverse City 62.4″ 64.5″

West Branch 22.0″ 32.3″

Petoskey 68.2″ 82″

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7 Day Forecast

Friday
Cloudy
9°
-1°
Saturday
Blowing Snow
29°
1°
Sunday
Chance of Snow Showers
33°
25°
Monday
Mostly Cloudy
34°
16°
Tuesday
Chance of Rain and Snow Showers
41°
30°
Wednesday
Mostly Cloudy
37°
24°
Thursday
Chance of Snow Showers
37°
29°