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      Coldest day of week today with sloppy weather on the way Thursday

      A quick hitting round of snow impacted part of Northern Michigan Monday night with most of the accumulation centered along the highway M-55 corridor.

      A low pressure system touched off the snow with 6" reported in parts of Ogemaw/Roscommon/Missaukee counties. We also had 5" reported at Kaleva in Manistee County and 4" at Interlochen in Grand Traverse County. Further north, less than an inch fell with parts of far Northern Lower Michigan and the Eastern U.P. seeing stars much of the night.

      Tuesday will be the coldest day not only this week but for the foreseeable future as some modest warming is set to take place late this week and more so late in the weekend and early next week. With gusty northwest winds highs Tuesday will only top out around 20F. There will also be an assortment of snow showers passing through at times off of the Great Lakes, but amounts will be minor.

      Sunshine returns much of Wednesday with temperatures only slightly warmer with mid-20's forecasted.

      We are still expecting a sloppy mess of snow/rain/sleet late Wednesday night throughout all of Thursday. At this point, I believe more rain than snow will fall, but inland areas especially could see rain/snow and even sleet at times much of Thursday. Temperatures Thursday will climb into the mid/upper-30's. Rain/snow will end early Friday with dry weather in the forecast for the weekend.