Northern Michigan will have much cooler weather arriving Thursday.
Low pressure moving across Lake Superior into Canada Thursday morning is causing a big change in our weather. While the warm front moved through Wednesday, the cold front was positioned to move across the state. Located just east of Lake Michigan Thursday morning, the cold front will push across the mitten throughout the day.
Many experienced icy roads Thursday morning, and multiple schools were closed for the day.
Most hit their high temps (40s) early Thursday morning, and they will continue to fall throughout the day behind the cold front. Despite seeing a little sunshine, we're looking at 20s for the afternoon, then dropping into the teens for the overnight.
Winds will remain high, out of the west at 10-25mph with gusts around 40mph. This will cause a decent wind chill Thursday, making it feel like zero to ten below at times. High winds have also caused Mackinac Bridge authorities to require an escort for high profile vehicles.
We also keep light snow showers in the forecast for Thursday, and that chance of snow will continue into the weekend - especially for lake effect locations.