Quick hitting round of snow and wind Thursday afternoon
It's certainly nothing new or unexpected, but another quick round of snow and wind will blow through Northern Michigan Thursday afternoon into the evening.
The next low pressure system and associated cold front are about to plow through the area with a rapid increase in snow, reduced visibility and wind leading to deteriorating travel for the mid and late afternoon commute.
This particular system won't drop a whole lot of snow (on the order of 1-3") but it will come in a fairly quick burst at peak travel time, so there will be complications on the roadways across all of Northern Michigan. The snow will sweep in around 1-2 p.m. near Lake Michigan and arrive at Luke Huron around 3-4 p.m. This will be a quick mover though and we believe the snow will quickly taper off mid-evening with colder but quieter weather settling in. Still, winds Thursday will gust to 30 mph out of the southwest with temperatures the warmest they have been all week, topping out in the 20's.
Friday looks much quieter with highs between 15F-20F. There will be some light snow across Southern Michigan but at this point, we believe that remains downstate.