Increasing amounts of moisture will move into Northeast Michigan Friday. Currently, widespread snow extends across parts of Wisconsin and Iowa. That’s going to move eastward and increase the chance of snow locally.
The increasing moisture will combine with winds out of the east, coming off of Lake Huron. That’s going to lead to some enhanced snowfall amounts for counties near the Lake Huron shoreline. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Alpena, Presque Isle, Alcona and Iosco counties. The advisory is in effect from midnight to noon Friday.
Timing the next rounds of snow: Tonight, 0.5-2 inches of snowfall are expected with lake effect snow coming off of Lake Huron. Friday, an additional 2-4 inches of snow are forecast during the morning and afternoon. There will likely be a break of dry weather Friday evening to Saturday morning. Another round of snow will move in Saturday afternoon and continue into the evening, producing another 2-4 inches of snow. Sunday has a smaller chance of flurries, possibly up to 1 inch.
Friday: Snow in the morning, tapering to snow showers in the afternoon, drying out in the evening. Early-morning temperatures will begin near 8 degrees. Afternoon highs will be around 18 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the lower teens.
Saturday: Starts dry, then snow chances increase in the afternoon. Early-morning lows will head down to about 8 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach close to 18 degrees. Evening temperatures will dip to the middle/lower teens.
Sunday: A lesser chance of flurries. Predawn lows will drop to around 6 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 14 degrees. Evening temperatures will drop to the single digits.
Temperatures will likely become extremely cold Sunday night to early Monday morning, with low temperatures going several degrees below zero. For the rest of Northeast Michigan’s weather forecast, watch the latest weather video by clicking the weather tab at the top of the page.