A warm Friday turns into a chilly weekend
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:59:35 GMT —
Northern Michigan will have a day full of warm weather Friday, but will have a chilly few days following it.
Here's our set-up - low pressure located north of Lake Superior, warm front across Wisconsin towards Chicago, and a cold front stretching behind through Minnesota.
Thanks to the warm front, Friday will be warm with most of us in the mid 40s. Winds will be out of the south at 10-20mph, with gusts to about 30mph. Although we'll have a mix of sun and clouds, we'll also have scattered precipitation throughout the day.
Until the warmer air arrives Friday morning we'll see wintry mix and possibly some freezing drizzle. During the warmer hours of the day, this will become light rain. As the system pushes eastward, we'll see temps drop during the evening hours changing things back over to wintry mix and light snow with the passing cold front.
As many drop into the teens and low 20s Friday night, expect whatever precipitation has fallen and whatever has melted during the day to freeze - creating some icy roads and sidewalks. Give yourself some extra time if you'll be out on the roads.
Scattered snow showers will continue into late night Friday and you may see some flurries Saturday morning, but accumulations look to be light, if anything.
Winds Saturday will be out of the NW at 5-15mph, and although we'll see some sun, temps will remain in the 20s, with wind chills closer to -5 to -10. Sunday and Monday will also be sunny and cold, but we get back into the 30s for the mid-week.