Warmer temps will change snow to rain late Tuesday
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 14:42:02 GMT —
Following a cold week, temperatures over Northern Michigan will warm some with rain even entering the picture later Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
There was a small window Monday morning where a little freezing drizzle developed in places like Harbor Springs as some moisture is trapped in the low levels of the atmosphere which is also keeping things fairly cloudy. That drizzle will end mid-Monday morning but the clouds are going to remain steadfast with only a few rare peeks of sunshine Monday. Although cloudy, in general the weather remains quiet with only a stray flurry possible.
More active weather sweeps in later Tuesday into Wednesday as a storm system arrives. With this particular system, Northern Michigan will be located on the warmer front side with southerly winds. Because of that, while some light snow will develop later Tuesday afternoon, any snow will mix with and then changeover to rain Tuesday night. Temperatures Tuesday will be in the low/mid-30's and then actually rise into the mid/upper-30's Tuesday night allowing for the changeover to light rain. Rain is likely how we start Wednesday with temperatures peaking near 40F before they tumble Wednesday afternoon/evening with any lingering rain switching back over to snow. By Wednesday evening, any light snow should end.
Looking longer-term, another shot of cold air will plunge in this upcoming weekend with daytime highs both Saturday and Sunday in the low-20's. Being that cold, some light lake effect snow will be possible later this week into next weekend.