Snow back in the forecast for Easter weekend
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:22:57 GMT —
Expect cloud cover to increase Saturday and the first round of precip to enter the E. U.P. in the early afternoon. Winds pick up as well - out of the south at 10-20mph with gusts in the mid 20s possible. It won't be until later in the afternoon and early evening for the majority of the rest of the area to start seeing some form of precipitation. There will be mostly rain, but the northernmost counties may see a quick change to wintry mix, especially as we head overnight.
Rain and wintry mix cross the state overnight into Sunday. The good news is - our low pressure system has picked up the pace a bit and the bulk of the precipitation we're receiving will be during the overnight hours.
For your Sunday, we are going to keep a lot of the clouds around, but rather than being a total washout we'll get breaks from the rain and snow - and may even see some peeks of sunshine. The temperature will drop throughout the day as the colder Canadian air seeps in, and we will see scattered wintry mix and snow. Going into Sunday night, expect all of Northern Michigan to have changed over to seeing lake effect snow showers. As of now, the snowfall totals look to be around 2" for the E. U.P. and maybe 1" for the L.P. lake effect areas by Sunday night.
Lake effect snows will continue through Monday and into Tuesday, so we will continue to keep you updated on those totals. Highs those days range from the upper 20s in the E. U.P. to mid 30s in the Central Lower.
As we head into the mid-week, we'll see a little return of spring-like weather with some sun and highs back near 40.