Icy road conditions possible throughout the next week
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:23:39 GMT —
As our next system makes its way towards the Great Lakes region, we'll see a warming trend followed by a cool down.
Snow showers moved across the area Tuesday morning, reducing visibilites to 2-3 miles and causing hazardous road conditions. Reports came in from across northern Michigan of icy sidewalks and slick roads, and these conditions are expected to continue.
Low pressure over southern Minnesota Tuesday morning will make its way eastward, crossing Lake Superior Thursday morning. Out ahead of it is a warm front - and that is what's impacting northern Michigan Tuesday into Wednesday.
Snow showers Tuesday will change over to wintry mix and freezing rain during the day, and continue overnight into Wednesday. Wednesday morning the warm air will make it further north, causing most of the L.P. to see rain, while the E. U.P. and tip of the mitt have the best chance for seeing more freezing rain.
Wednesday afternoon and evening will be very warm - highs reaching into the 40s to about 50 degrees - and we'll see scattered rain showers.
Things change in the evening, however, as our system moves towards the east coast and we get the much cooler backside of it. As overnight lows dip into the mid 20s and low 30s, roads and sidewalks look to turn icy again. Thursday we'll remain in the 30s and also bring scattered snow showers back into the forecast.
Snow chances, especially for lake effect locations, continue into the weekend as highs remain in the 20s and lows drop to the teens.
We'll continue to keep you updated, and remember to take it slow out there on the roads!