Light, scattered lake effect Thursday, with temperatures remaining cold

Outside of light lake effect snow, Thursday will be rather quiet across northern Michigan. A fair amount of sunshine this morning across the E. Upper and NE Lower, with more clouds towards the Grand Traverse Bay region from lake effect. Lake effect snow showers will be scattered and light - an inch at best for the typical snow belts off of Lake Michigan and near Whitefish Point. Clouds increase for all towards the end of the day, in response to an approaching snow-maker that will give plenty of messy weather downstate. High temperatures remain cold - 10s to lower 20s.

Scattered lake effect continues for those west of US-131 Thursday night and near Whitefish Point - generally less than an inch. Lows bottom out in the single digits to middle 10s.

A healthy swath of snow takes aim towards southern Michigan throughout Friday, and is something to note if you have any travel plans. Snow tries to sneak into the southern half of our viewing area (south of M-72), but only light amounts will be achieved at best. Clouds will be around most of the day. Temperatures climb into the upper 10s to middle 20s.

For the weekend and into early next week, an uneventful stretch of weather takes place over the region. Temperatures slowly rise over this period, climbing into the 30s by next Monday/Tuesday.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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