Cooler weather and snow in the forecast
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 02:13:41 GMT —
While mild and rainy Saturday, cooler weather and light snow is in store for northern Michigan this week.
Low pressure located over Lake Superior Saturday night will push eastward overnight into Canada. While we felt the effects of the warm front to start the weekend, the cold front is over Lake Michigan and will cross the state Saturday night into Sunday.
On the backside of this system we'll see breezy northwest winds and much cooler temperatures - giving us scattered wintry mix to end the weekend. Another cold front Monday will keep wintry mix and snow in the forecast, especially for lake effect locations, into Tuesday.
Scattered rain will continue overnight into Sunday morning, but some flurries may mix in for the E. U.P. and inland L.P. Not looking at a lot of accumulation, maybe half to one inch, but it will be just enough to make the roads slick.
Sunday will bring a little sun, but also clouds and scattered rain and mix. Winds are out of the northwest at 15-25mph, with gusts around 35mph, particularly near the lakeshores. Clouds build in across the area in the evening.
Late Sunday night more wintry mix arrives and temps drop into the 30s throughout northern Michigan. Once again, not a lot of accumulation is expected - maybe half to one inch - but it's going to be enough for slick roads.
Another cold front will pass through Monday, Veterans Day, bringing a taste of winter. Highs will stay in the 30s with snow showers, and a brisk northwest wind at 10-20mph, with gusts in the 30s. Bring out the heavy coat! Wind chills will make it feel much colder.
Snow showers will then continue overnight and into Tuesday, especially for lake effect locations.
We do see a little more sunshine, dry out, and see a return to afternoon highs around 40 starting Wednesday - and continuing through the end of the week.