The deep freeze set to return

Snow winds down, but another cold spell sweeps in early next week.

Lingering snow across Northern Michigan will end later tonight, but the bigger story is another surge of polar air that will get in here early next week.

A broad area of low pressure is slowly crossing through the area with some mainly light snow showers roaming around Northern Michigan. These will continue into the evening hours before winding down late Friday night after midnight. Much of Saturday looks dry with highs remaining in the 20's. The cold air will start to arrive on Sunday as a cold front passes by with snow to start Sunday giving way to lake effect snow showers Sunday late afternoon/evening.

Starting Monday, a bitter cold airmass arrives with temperatures a good 15-20 degrees below normal early next week. Some spots will be lucky to get much above zero on Tuesday with the majority of Northern Michigan seeing single digit high temperatures Monday through Wednesday. Overnight low temperatures will plummet well below zero. Lake effect snow is possible just about everyday next week, but with such a cold airmass and a growing ice pack on Northern Lake Michigan, lake snow amounts may not be as intense as they were earlier in the season. Longer range forecasts continue to keep it cold with another blast of arctic air the following weekend.