Temps falling some with potential winter storm Friday

Quiet weather midweek will give way to a potential messy winter storm Friday.

While one storm system departs, all eyes are on another for the tail end of the week which could greatly complicate travel.

Well, it was nice while it lasted, but the widespread 50's and even a couple 60's are history for now as a cold front passes and temperatures drop again. The warmest spots Monday were Wellston in Manistee County which topped out at 62F and Indian River in Cheboygan County where it reached 61F.

Early day rain Tuesday that developed just ahead of our cold front will end and actually as temperatures fall some into the 30's later Tuesday, a few snow showers will develop. We are not expecting much with minimal accumulation although a light coating of snow is possible by evening. Temperatures will drop in the the teens/20's Tuesday night.

High pressure will ensure a dry day Wednesday with partial sunshine. Highs will reach the mid/upper-30's.

Thursday and especially Friday are looking a bit murkier. We believe a storm system will cross Southern and parts of Central Lower Michigan Thursday. The question here is how far north any precipitation will be Thursday. Most of it will remain south of highway M-55 Thursday and then further downstate.

Quickly on its heels Friday will be a more significant high impact system for Northern Michigan. It's early to pin down real specific details, but we expect there to be an impact on travel starting early Friday and continuing throughout the day. Confidence is growing that Northern Michigan may deal with freezing rain/ice along with sleet and in our northern counties, the potential for accumulating snow Friday. Stay tuned to the 7&4 Storm Team as we will monitor this closely over the next couple of days.