Sun & snow for a "super" Sunday in northern Michigan
Superbowl Sunday, also Groundhog Day, will bring some sunny skies and scattered light snow to northern Michigan.
On the backside of a low pressure system now to the east of us in Canada, we'll have some very light snow showers - mainly for lake effect areas with winds out of the northwest.
Snowfall accumulations will be light, maybe around an inch - if that, and the majority of them will wind down in the afternoon, diminishing during the evening. We'll see some sunshine but still remain chilly.
Punxsutawney Phil poked his head out of the ground Sunday morning at 7:20 - and his prediction is we'll have six more weeks of winter. This is the first time Groundhog Day and Superbowl Sunday fall on the same day.
Heading out to watch the game? For the E. U.P. - Lunchtime will bring us temperatures around 15 degrees with a wind chill around zero due to NW winds at 10mph, and scattered snow. For the start of the game, we're down to 10 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, and scattered snow. Heading home we'll have dropped to 6 degrees, and even the light west wind will have it feeling closer to 0 if not a bit below. We'll still have mostly cloudy skies with a few diminishing flurries. ... For the L.P. - running those errands mid-day it will be in the upper teens to about 20 degrees, but a NW wind at around 10-15mph will make it feel more like 5 degrees. Lake effect areas have the best chance for more cloud cover and light snow, elsewhere more sun. Nearing game time we'll be in the low and mid teens (low twenties closer to the lakes) with partly cloudy skies and the lake effect areas having the best chance for light snow. On your way home temps will have fallen to around 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies.
High pressure makes its way in to start the workweek, clearing out some of our clouds Sunday night and allowing temps to drop to around 0, if not near 10 below, Monday morning. It will give us a gorgeous Monday with lots of sunshine and highs around 20 degrees. Winds will be out of the southwest at 5-10mph.
We start Tuesday with some sun, but cloud cover builds in throughout the day for the southernmost counties. Snow showers move in late Tuesday and stay with us through Wednesday as low pressure moves through the Ohio Valley - snowfall looks to remain in areas of the Central Lower and downstate. Quiet weather stays with us to end the week, but we're watching a system for the end of the upcoming weekend.