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Monster April storm lingers through Monday with additional snow in spots

Courtesy: Nancy Whitley Balchik/Charlevoix

Parts of Northern Michigan were slammed with over 15" of snow this weekend. Other areas dealt with sleet and freezing rain. Snow will continue into Monday.

We remain in the midst of what has been a historic late season winter (or some would say spring) storm. We will finally break out of this later Tuesday.

Complicating matters has been the fact that temperatures at the surface and aloft have been leading different precipitation types across our viewing area with some folks dealing with heavy snow, others inches of sleet and/or icing due to freezing rain. Roads are treacherous this morning and many schools have closed their doors for the day Monday.

Going forward, low pressure will work from the Thumb of Michigan this Monday morning moving ever so slowly across Lake Huron into Ontario by this evening. We will remain under the influence of this system Monday through Monday night with for most areas occasional snow continuing (especially north of M-32) Monday with off and on snow mixing with occasional sleet or drizzle/freezing drizzle at times as temperatures once again hover close to or a little bit above the freezing mark. Travel will once again be a rough go area wide Monday. High temperatures Monday from 29-37F across Northern Michigan. With regard to additional snow, expect another 3-5" generally north and east of Bellaire and Gaylord including most of Northern Lower Michigan along/north of M-32 into the Eastern U.P. South and west of there, an inch or two for places like Traverse City and Cadillac to Houghton Lake.

Temperatures will fall off into the 20's Monday night leading to a complete switch over to all snow into Tuesday morning. The snow will not be steady but more scattered with a couple to several more inches will remaining possible into Tuesday morning. While some snow showers will linger even into Tuesday this monster system will "finally" exit far enough east of the area to bring an end to the snow by Tuesday evening into the overnight.

One more side note, there is yet another "much weaker" system slated to cross late Wednesday into Wednesday night. This system will bring the chance for some lighter rain or snow Wednesday night/early Thursday along/south of M-32 in the Lower Peninsula.

Finally, late week high pressure builds in leading to some sunshine Friday through next weekend with temperatures warming into the mid/upper-40's Friday and Saturday and close to 50F by next Sunday.

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