March rolls in like a lamb

As we enter March, sunshine returns for the upcoming weekend setting up a great weekend for skiing and outdoor activities.


s if on cue to end what has been a snowy February, snow will diminish with some quieter and more pleasant weather heading into March.

Low pressure circulating east of Michigan will continue to move further away from us, relaxing its grip on the area and bringing an end to snowfall by Thursday evening. Most spots have seen anywhere from an inch up to six inches of snowfall since Wednesday morning with the highest totals near the Lake Huron shoreline.

Another 2-4" of snow is likely near Lake Huron with north-northeast winds enhancing snow in spots such as Drummond Island, Rogers City, and Alpena. Further inland and west, lighter amounts expected. By late Thursday evening, all snow will end with dry weather to kick off Friday.

A tricky cloud forecast Friday with indications that a stubborn temperature inversion will trap those pesky low clouds Friday. If that's the case, while dry, Friday will see mostly cloudy skies. By the weekend, drier air will take its toll on the clouds with an extended stretch of dry weather through at least the middle to end of next week. Highs this weekend only in the low/mid-20's.