Old Man Winter sets up camp in Northern Michigan
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:38:13 GMT —
Low pressure is located just north of the Great Lakes, cold front draped down across eastern Michigan, bringing us another shot of winter the next couple of days.
Although we saw a bit of sunshine today, cloud cover really overtook us this afternoon and evening, and scattered rain and wintry mix has moved in. Expect the wintry mix to change over to all snow by late night tonight.
Overnight into Sunday the low pressure pushes eastward, causing lake effect snow showers to kick in. Winds stay up also, out of the NW at 10-30mph, with gusts possible up to 40mph-especially along the lakeshores. Not expecting a whole lot of accumulation by your Monday morning commute - for the Northern Lower about an inch, towards the Central Lower maybe not even an inch, and for the E. U.P. picking up around 1-2". Be wary of slick, snow-covered roads with blowing and drifting snow.
Lake effect snows continue throughout Monday and the winds stay up as well. The E. U.P. looks to pick up another 1-3" while the L.P. keeps accumulations around 1-2" with mostly cloudy skies. Expect the lake effect belts to continue seeing snowfall overnight into Tuesday.
Lake effect snows start to die down on Tuesday, as do the winds, as high pressure moves into the region. We'll keep some light snow showers around for the first part of the day, and then some flurries with some sunshine later into Wednesday. Snowfall totals look to be between 4-5" for the lake effect areas, with 4-10" possible for the E. U.P.
Milder weather returns on Wednesday with more sunshine, and our high temps get back up around 40 for the rest of the week.