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Snow showers wind down with a slow warming trend on the way in

Courtesy: Bernie Swantek/Burt Lake

We are hopeful for some sunshine to peek through later in the week along with a gradual warmup into the 30's by the end of the week.

After several inches of snow fell in a few spots near Lake Huron overnight, we are entering what looks to be a quiet stretch of weather for a change along with a gradual climb in the temperature. Close to 10" of lake effect snow fell at Oscoda in Iosco County with Alpena getting close to a half foot.

Low pressure sits just east of Michigan this morning and will continue to slowly spin away from the area leading to little if any snow for most of Northern Michigan Tuesday. A few hit/miss snow showers remain in the realm of possibilities near Lake Huron with minimal additional accumulation. On the Lake Michigan side of things, there will be a band of lake effect snow out over the lake but with a north wind most if not all of that should remain just offshore. Tuesday will be the coldest day of the week with temperatures struggling into the mid/upper-teens.

That band of snow in Lake Michigan will get pushed onshore Tuesday night leading to a brief period of snow from the Leelanau Peninsula south with a couple inches possible right along the immediate lakeshore around the Sleeping Bear Dunes into the Frankfort/Elberta area.

The rest of the forecast looks quiet (at least through early Sunday) with temperatures climbing into the 30's Thursday/Friday under partly sunny skies. We reach close to 40F in spots Saturday.

Longer term, there is the possibility of a storm system later next Sunday into Monday which could impact travel. Way far out to get detailed but something to keep watch for as we get closer.

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