A milder weekend leads to a brief taste of winter
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:06:13 GMT —
Low pressure crossing the Great Lakes region leads to rain, wintry mix, and snow heading into the workweek.
We'll see a line of precipitation continue to push across the viewing area overnight into Sunday - expecting some wintry mix and rain for the E. U.P. and all rain elsewhere. Looking at maybe 1/2" in accumulation in the E. U.P., the lower peninsula getting up to 1/4" in rainfall.
Here's the silver lining to a soggy Saturday night - our system will push eastward come Sunday, making for a drier end to the weekend.
Many look to be dry and overcast for sunrise Sunday. As we head into your brunch and later lunch hours, a few may see a bit of the sun, but we're going to keep a lot of the clouds around and also bring scattered rain, wintry mix, and snow showers into the forecast.
Temperatures will remain mainly constant throughout the day Sunday with many still hitting the 40s. Expect them to drop during the evening hours as colder Candian air filters in behind the low/cold front as it continues eastward. Sunday night we'll also see the winds pick up - out of the NW at 10-20mph, gusts in the mid 30s possible with gale force winds possible along the lakeshores.
Monday and Tuesday we'll see mostly cloudy skies and lake effect snow showers. By late Monday night, accumulations in these areas will be about 1-2" for the L.P. and 1-3" for the E. U.P. We add around an inch heading into Tuesday afternoon when the lake effect snows start to diminish.
Wednesday high pressure moves into the area bringing more sunshine and a return to temps in the mid 30s to around 40, along with light winds.