A nice break before northern Michigan's next storm system arrives
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 14:22:54 GMT —
After some sunshine Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday will bring our next weather system through - causing hazardous travel conditions.
Many woke up to at least a few inches of snow Tuesday morning thanks to a low pressure system crossing to the south of us. Most had 3-5", but some areas in the Central Lower saw closer to 7-9". It was light, fluffy snow, but roads still have some icy spots Tuesday morning.
Throughout the day the low pressure system will move eastward, taking with it the snow and the cloud cover. We'll see some sunshine Tuesday afternoon with highs in the low/mid 30s, before clouds build back in during the evening. There's a slight chance of a few flurries falling heading overnight into Wednesday as a weak system passes, but most will stay dry.
After waking up to some clouds Wednesday morning, it's another day of some sunshine and highs in the mid 30s. If you have errands to run - get them done Wednesday before our next system moves in.
Low pressure will move through the Great Lakes region , touching off scattered snow showers and wintry mix in the early morning hours Thursday. Snow, wintry mix, sleet, freezing rain, and rain will spread across the area by afternoon. We may have fog as well. The northernmost counties will see the most wintry mix and snow, the southernmost areas more likely to see more of the mix, freezing rain, and rain. Be prepared for the evening commute to take a little longer. Winds will also pick up, and expect Friday to be breezy too.
As this system moves through, we'll see temps fall back into the 20s - and then teens into the weekend - keeping roads slick. The chance of snow will linger into Friday and the weekend too.