Brief thaw into early week but more accumulating snow lies on the horizon
Northern Michigan will get a "brief" break from the snow through Tuesday with somewhat milder weather although accumulating snow is looking increasingly likely later in the upcoming week.
We are expecting a couple of quieter days in the weather allowing for folks to clean up from the recent snow. Temperatures Sunday will range from 18-32F across Northern Michigan but it will be a bit of a gloomy day with low clouds locked in place overhead. Winds Sunday will turn out of the southeast allowing for a few lake effect flurries near Lake Huron at times with minimal accumulation.
Monday looks even warmer with temperatures jumping back into the 35-40F range allowing for a little bit of melting. Dry weather Monday under a partly/mostly cloudy sky.
A cold front will cross Northern Michigan Tuesday although we still expect temperatures to remain in the 30's. A few snow showers are possible mainly across the Eastern U.P. later Tuesday afternoon/evening.
The weather looks to get much more active later in the week with the development of light to moderate snow which may arrive locally as early as Thursday into part of Friday. Too early to get specific on accumulation amounts as the track and timing could certainly change (and I expect it will) but we very well could end up with a broad 4-8" of snow late week heading into Christmas Weekend if not more. We'll keep an eye on the latest model guidance and let you know our thoughts as we get closer.