Lake effect snows have brought some locations several inches of snow this past weekend, and more is on the way for the upcoming week.
Low pressure over the east coast throughout the weekend produced northwest winds and lake effect snow showers. Some of the higher totals as recorded Saturday night and earlier Sunday include: 11 miles north of Lake City - 11" (13" 24-hr total), 2 miles west of Gaylord - 4.8", 1 mile SSE of Lake City - 5.1", Indian River - 5", 4 miles NNW Pellston - 2.7", 3 miles south Suttons Bay - 9", Hessel - 6", Gaylord - 4", Kalkaska - 3", Mancelona - 4.1" (6" 24-hr total), 3 miles west Omena - 3.1", Houghton Lake - 2.9", Lake Ann - 3", Huron Beach - 6", Spider Lake - 8", 4 miles west South Boardman - 8.1", Waters - 5.5", Trout Lake - 3", 4 miles west Fife Lake - 11".
If you have snowf all totals, feel free to add them and we will get them submitted to the weather service.
Looking ahead, more snow is in the forecast.
Sunday night will bring 1-3" across parts of the E. U.P. and N. Lower, but Chippewa and Mackinac counties and the tip of the mitt could pick up 2-5".
Sunday overnight into Monday will be windy - winds out of the southwest at 15-35mph, gusts around 50mph. This will cause decent wind chills and low visibilities from blowing snow, and tree damage and power outages can't be ruled out.
Monday into Tuesday won't bring a whole lot more - maybe an inch or two for those along Lake Michigan and towards the inland areas - the Central Lower and closer to Lake Huron will see the lesser amounts.
Tuesday into Wednesday will bring more snow showers with our next system, and a wind shift. Northerly winds will cause Luce and Chippewa counties (especially near Lake Superior), along Lake Michigan (especially Boyne area towards Ludington), and along Lake Huron (especially near Presque Isle towards Tawas areas) look to pick up the most from lake effect.
Wednesday will then bring some sunshine and a brief break before snow chances return Thanksgiving-and continue into Friday. We'll continue to keep an eye on things and keep you updated on travel conditions for the holiday.
High temperatures this week will get a bit of a boost compared to the weekend, but expect them to stay in the mid and upper twenties to low 30s. Remember to bring in your pets!