Snowy & very cold to start the workweek
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:41:47 GMT —
Northern Michiganders can expect very cold temperatures and snow across the area for the start of the workweek.
While Saturday brought a warm front - and warm weather - to the mitten, the second half of the weekend has seen low pressure cross through and much cooler air.
Low pressure pushed through eastward Sunday evening, shifting winds to come out of the northwest at 10-25mph, with gusts in the mid 30s. This has caused light lake effect snows across the NW Lower and the E U.P.
Most in the lake effect locations will pick up about 1-3" overnight into Monday, and another 1-3" during the day Monday, with lesser amounts in the Central Lower.
Along Lake Superior may see higher amounts, and Luce County is under a Lake Effect Snow Advisory as of Sunday night. The advisory will go until 1pm Monday - but there is a watch through Tuesday evening. This is due to 2-6" of snowfall by lunch Monday, but 10+" total through Tuesday night.
Another low pressure system will cross through Monday night into Tuesday - bringing more widespread snow showers. Amounts look to be 2-3" for most during the overnight hours.
Be prepared for lake effect snows to then continue throughout the day Tuesday, with the E. U.P. and NW Lower adding on additional amounts.
The main thing to remember this week? Bundle up! Temperatures will remain very cold, with highs staying in the single digits to mid teens across northern Michigan. Wind chills will then make it feel like 0 to 20 below! Add on the layers if you're heading out to celebrate New Year's Eve! Remember - once wind chills drop into the teens and 20s, frostbite can occur within 30 minutes on exposed skin.
We do look to warm up a little bit heading into next weekend - highs bouncing up into the low and mid 20s.