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A brief break in the lake effect snow Tuesday but it won't last very long

Courtesy: Mariann Hoffman/Petoskey

A little sunshine will try to peek through Tuesday but snow showers fly back into the forecast later Tuesday night into Wednesday.

For many folks, it's back to work on yet another cold morning with wind chill readings once again at or below zero to start our Tuesday.

It's been rare as of late, but we are also going to turn off the snow for a brief time Tuesday (even in the snow belts) which have been hammered the past couple of weeks. Drier weather will work in Tuesday with a mix of sun/clouds expected. While not all that noticeable, it will be a tad warmer with most spots in the mid/upper-teens by Tuesday afternoon on a southwest breeze. Although no snow is in the forecast Tuesday, roads where we have had snow recently are snow packed and icy since it has been so cold and we have not been able to melt any snow/ice so keep that in mind if traveling.

The respite in snow will be brief as our next "clipper" will sweep across Northern Michigan later Tuesday night into Wednesday. While heavy snow is not expected, a light to at times moderate snow will develop overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. At this point it looks like total accumulation through Wednesday will end up somewhere in the 1-3" range although it will be breezy with areas of blowing snow that will reduce visibility.

Once again, even colder air upstream of us will plunge in behind that clipper Thursday/Friday which are going to end up being the coldest days we have had this season (which is remarkable) considering how cold it has been recently. High temperatures Thursday into Friday will remain below zero in some places all day long and even where it gets above zero, it won't be by a whole lot. Expect some lake effect snow as well to end the week.

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