Weather battleground over Northern Michigan

Rain Monday will give way to a variety of weather Wednesday with sleet, freezing rain, and snow all possible midweek.

An active and energized spring weather pattern will be in place with Northern Michigan in the line of fire this week. We are forecasting a very wet week on tap with rain Monday and by midweek, the chance for snow, sleet, freezing rain and perhaps even a rumble of two of thunder.

The basic setup for our weather is a broad chilly area of low pressure over Northern Ontario with a pull of warm, moist air sweeping in from the southwest. That will set up a frontal boundary south of us, across parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio which will fluctuate there this week, with waves of low pressure riding along this front. Unfortunately for those wanting warmer and sunnier weather, we remain on the colder side of this boundary with a myriad of precipitation types possible midweek.

The first of a series of low pressure system arrives Monday afternoon with rain sweeping over Northern Michigan as temperatures warm into the 40's. Rain will end Monday evening with much of Tuesday quiet yet cloudy.

As temperatures remain cool, the next and stronger system to pass through Wednesday could lead to major issues with the possibility of rain, freezing rain/sleet and/or even accumulating snow Wednesday if it remains cold enough. In this type of weather pattern, it's difficult to pin down the exact specifics, but be aware that weather from a travel standpoint could be a rough go Wednesday and perhaps even into Thursday with snow and ice issues. Stay tuned to the 7&4 Storm Team for the most updated details.