Colder weather returns Tuesday night
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:57:24 GMT —
After seeing 50s on Monday, temperatures will drop back down for the middle of the workweek.
Northern Michigan is between two systems right now - a cold front to the north in Canada and a stationary front to the south in the Ohio Valley. The cold front will move across Michigan, bringing us much cooler temperatures later Tuesday through Thursday. Low pressure will track right along the stationary front - causing drizzle, wintry mix, and light snow for the L.P.
Temperatures Tuesday night will drop into the single digits and teens, with highs Wednesday remaining in the mid teens despite seeing some sunshine. Winds will pick up later Tuesday, staying up throughout Wednesday - so expect a wind chill closer to 0 if not 15 below. Winds are out of the north at 10-25mph with gusts in the mid 30s. With falling temps be sure to watch out for all of that moisture on the roads and sidewalks to freeze.
Scattered drizzle, wintry mix, and flurries will continue throughout Tuesday - mainly for parts of the Central Lower. As low pressure tracks along the frontal system, snow shower chances will stay in the forecast for the southernmost counties. Not looking at a whole lot of accumulation here, but if you're traveling downstate or into Indiana/Ohio, expect higher amounts of snow, especially through Wednesday.
The good news for those of you sick of winter is - the cold weather won't last long, and we look to warm right back up Friday.