Sun yielding to rain and accumulating snow Saturday
Sunshine will beam down on Northern Michigan Friday yielding to clouds along with rain and in some cases, accumulating snow Saturday.
A quiet period Friday with the departure of a cold front, a dry and cool northwest has developed leading to a sunny yet cool day. High temperatures will come in a good 10-15 degrees below normal Friday afternoon.
Dry weather Friday evening if you have plans, but clouds will stream in from the west quickly with snow breaking out by early Saturday morning. While a good chunk of Northern Michigan will see a quick round of snow Saturday morning (an inch or two) most of that will lift into the Eastern U.P. by late morning with any snow melting and switching over to rain across the Lower Peninsula Saturday afternoon/evening.
Across the Eastern U.P., it will be colder and as a result, the snow will be reluctant to switch to rain leading to the potential for a quick 4-7" of snow Saturday with the highest totals near Sault Ste. Marie. Temperatures will range from the mid-30's across the U.P. to low-50's along/south of highway M-55. With that milder air passing over the snowpack, patchy fog is a good possibility too.
Clouds break up Sunday leading to afternoon sunshine. A warmer and rather wet week in the forecast for next week.