Spring arrives with colder temperatures on the horizon

Courtesy: Mary Kay Gould/Manistee Spring officially arrived at 6:29 a.m. Eastern Time Monday morning.

Spring officially arrived at 6:29 a.m. Monday morning and was ushered in with a little bit of spring like weather.

While many of us slept overnight, a mix of rain/snow and around the Frankfort/Manistee/Ludington areas, thunderstorms rumbled across the region. These developed ahead of a trough of low pressure passing across Northern Michigan. All of the rain/thunderstorms/snow will be well south/east of the area by sunrise Monday. Our first day of spring will be a quiet one with temperatures ranging from the low-40's across the Eastern U.P. to low/mid-50's once you get along/south of US-10. There is a small chance for a shower in the Lower Peninsula Monday late afternoon or evening but it will be short lived if you do end up seeing one.

Winds will be out of the southwest Monday morning but will turn out of the north by the end of the day. Partly sunny skies expected Tuesday but as colder air spills in a few passing light snow showers or flurries can't be ruled out in the afternoon.

Colder weather spills in with the coldest day expected to be Wednesday. Highs Wednesday only reaching 25-33F which are about 10-15 degrees below normal for late March.

Overall, a quiet week expected with the most likely day to see some rain arriving Friday. Rain is likely Friday as the next low pressure system arrives. There could initially be some sleet or freezing rain at the onset.

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