Weather could be worse with 17 inches snow burying Western U.P.

Parts of Western Upper Michigan were buried in up to 17" of snow Wednesday into Thursday morning.

There is an old saying that things could probably be worse, and that's the case with the weather.

While we have some rain showers and bit of lighter snow across the Eastern U.P., the western reaches of our state were nailed by one of the biggest snows of the entire winter season! Silver City located near Lake Superior in Ontonagon County in the U.P. was buried under 17" of snow Wednesday into Thursday. Our friends to the west in North Central Wisconsin picked up 14-16" of snow Wednesday into early Thursday. Topping the list there was Lac Vieux Desert, Wisconsin picking up 16" of snow with Eagle River, Wisconsin getting dumped on with 14" noted there.

Fortunately for Northern Michigan, we were on the front/warmer side of this storm system with some light snow falling over the Eastern U.P., where 4" was reported at Sault Ste. Marie as of midday Thursday.

Outside of a few sprinkles Thursday, the weather the next couple of days looks quiet with highs mainly in the 40's to near 50F Thursday and low/mid-40's Friday. We are still looking for a chance for rain Easter Sunday.