Light snow arrives for the northern Lower on Sunday, but dry weather returns by Monday
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, and Oceana counties from early Sunday morning until 3PM Sunday. A general 1-3" are expected (isolated spots of 4" south of US-10) during the day. Plan for some messy travel conditions.
Outside of one sizable chance for snow across the N. Lower on Sunday, majority of the extended forecast features quiet conditions and a moderating trend in temperatures.
For Saturday night, clouds will gradually be on the increase in response to a disturbance riding towards the Great Lakes along a stationary boundary (Friday's snowstorm downstate was caused by a separate disturbance riding along this stationary boundary). Light snow approaches northern Michigan from the southwest late, but all should stay dry overnight. Low temperatures bottom out in the single digits to the middle teens with winds remaining light.
Snow approaches the N. Lower in a SW-to-NE fashion throughout the morning, with the E. Upper mostly staying uneventful - a snow shower isn't out of the question, but nothing that will accumulate. Snow in the N. Lower quickly leaves by the end of the afternoon, but some places will see some accumulation. Overall, around an inch or less is the theme for tomorrow's snow event, but 1-3" expected for those under a Winter Weather Advisory and areas closer to Saginaw Bay. High temperatures top out in the 20s.
High pressure quickly settles into the Great Lakes by Monday, allowing for a pleasant stretch of weather across northern Michigan. High temperatures only reach the lower 20s on Monday, but rebound into upper 20s/lower 30s on Tuesday. For Wednesday, temperatures climb well into the 30s with some possibly seeing the 40 degree mark.
-Meteorologist Blake Hansen