Winter weather not giving way to spring quite yet

Lake effect snow will continue to roll in off the Great Lakes leading to low visibility and rough travel for spots.

With spring officially arriving at 7:02 Eastern Time this morning, it certainly doesn't look or feel like it across Northern Michigan.

We are in the midst of much more of a winter weather pattern with cold west-northwest winds crossing the open waters of Lakes Superior/Michigan leading to localized heavy lake effect snow in certain area. The highest totals we could find as of Wednesday morning were around the Wellston and Interlochen areas where a foot of more of snow has fallen. Many locations in the snowbelts of the Eastern U.P. and Northwest Lower Michigan have seen 4-10" of snow since Monday.

This pattern will remain in place through at least Thursday evening before a combination of drier air and moderating temperatures puts an end to the snow by midday Friday. The majority of snow showers will occur Wednesday afternoon/evening with several more inches coming down in the typical locations downwind of the Great Lakes. Temperatures remain chilly with mid/upper-20's (normal highs should be in the low/mid-40's this time of year).

While temperatures do remain below normal through the next week, it will warm somewhat with upper-30's expected for the weekend. Sunshine returns Saturday as well.