Colder than normal temperatures to hang around most of the week

Courtesy: Suz Adair/Lake Ann

Cold weather will hang around most of the week with no sign of any thaw across Northern Michigan this week.

It is a bitter cold start to our Monday with wind chill readings sitting in the -5 to -20F range across the area as we head off to work/school.

Yes, it is early February and cold temperatures are indeed the norm but it is colder than normal for this time of the year and will remain that way most if not all of this week.

Normal high temperatures (a 30 year average) this week at Sault Ste. Marie are in the 24-25F range with lows around 8F. For Traverse City normal highs this week are near 28-29F and lows around 14F. The rest of Northern Michigan is somewhere in-between here. For comparison, Sault Ste. Marie will see highs from 15-20F this week with overnight lows from -3F to +6F. Traverse City will end up with highs from 18-21F with lows from 3-10F.

Certainly not an arctic outbreak, but sustained colder than "normal" temperatures this week.

Quiet but cold Monday with highs only getting into the teens. Again, wind chill readings will sit closer to 0F most of the day. We expect a mix of sun/clouds with a flurry possible.

A weak system will cross Monday night leading to scattered snow showers across the area Monday night at times with a little minor accumulation in spots. Scattered snow showers Tuesday morning will taper off.

It appears we will miss out on a storm system midweek for the most part. Snow is possible late Tuesday night/Wednesday but better chances will lie across Southern Michigan into Indiana/Ohio.

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