Winter just won't go away
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:24:16 GMT —
Active weather will continue through much of this week, with those hoping for warmer spring weather out of luck for the time being.
Rounds of rain and starting Wednesday through Friday, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will all pass through at times this week as the weather remains very wet.
A wavy frontal boundary separates moist and mild air off the Gulf of Mexico from a chilly area of low pressure across Northern Canada. This boundary lies across Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio separating temperatures from the 60's and 70's south of the front from the 30's/40's north of that front. Unfortunately from a warm weather standpoint, Northern Michigan remains on the "colder" side of the front with a raw northeast wind.
Batches of precipitation will pass, including one Tuesday that will sweep in another round of rain across mainly Lower Michigan along with the possibility of a stray thunderstorm. At least for Tuesday, temperatures once again will be warm enough to support all rain.
Wednesday through Friday look messy locally. Those chilly northeast winds emanating from Canada will cool the atmosphere overhead even more, setting up decent chances for not only some rain, but also freezing rain, sleet and in some cases, all snow. The latest trend and signals in the weather models are to keep sleet and snow around longer, including Thursday night into perhaps Friday. There will be some accumulating snow, and also icy roads at times later in the week and those with travel plans should keep a watchful eye on the forecast.
It does dry out Saturday with another round of rain/snow forecasted Sunday to end the weekend.