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Chance of snow increases late-week

High temperatures today reached 19 degrees in Alpena, 20 degrees in Grand Rapids, Michigan and 2 degrees in Ironwood, Michigan. This very cold air mass will continue to hold firmly over Michigan throughout the next couple of days. The arctic chill will ease a bit for low temperatures early Friday and early Saturday.

Another very chilly stretch is ahead overnight into early Thursday. Low temperatures will go drop to about 0 degrees early Thursday, and wind chills will go down to about minus 5.

The wind direction will shift Thursday and become out of the northeast late-day. That could generate a few flurries off of Lake Huron coming onshore into Northeast Michigan. Any snowfall amounts late Thursday look minimal. Friday, some moisture will move in from the west, so the chance of snow showers will become higher for the morning and afternoon hours.

There will likely be a break Friday night to Saturday morning between rounds of snow showers. The next increase in snow chances will come Saturday afternoon-evening.

Thursday: Begins dry and very cold. Predawn lows will drop close to 0 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will rise above 10 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 18 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the lower teens.

Friday: Snow showers mainly in the morning and afternoon. Predawn temperatures will begin around 8 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach about 18 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the lower teens.

Saturday: Likely a dry start to the morning, then another round of snow showers mainly in the afternoon and evening. Early-morning temperatures will begin near 8 degrees. Afternoon highs will be in the upper teens. Evening temperatures will go into the lower teens.

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