A significant winter storm has moved through our area today, producing all sorts of precipitation types — it started with snow in the morning, then a mix of freezing rain and sleet in the afternoon, and it is gradually changing to rain this evening as temperatures warm into the middle and upper 30s. Winter Weather Advisories remain in effect for all of Northeast Michigan until 7 p.m. this evening.
High temperatures (as of 5 p.m. January 7) have reached 33 degrees in Alpena, but several major cities to our southwest warmed into the 50s! Temperatures will tick up a few degrees this evening, then hover in the middle-upper 30s tonight through midday tomorrow, similar to the current temperature situation in Green Bay and Duluth. After that, strong winds out of the northwest will bring in colder air later this week.
Tomorrow will start with dry weather in the morning, mostly cloudy skies, and temperatures in the middle-upper 30s. Late-day tomorrow, a chance of rain showers will enter our area, changing to a chance of snow showers as temperatures drop to around 30 degrees in the evening. Tomorrow will not be an all-day steady precipitation event like today has been.
The mild air will hang on for one more day, with highs around 38 degrees midday Tuesday. Strong winds out of the northwest will bring in colder air on Wednesday, as afternoon highs reach only the upper 20s. Then, it gets even colder Thursday and Friday with highs only getting into the upper teens. High temperatures are predicted to rebound in the mid-20s for the upcoming weekend.
For tomorrow, the morning will start with mostly cloudy skies, then a chance of rain/snow showers will enter in the afternoon, lasting through the evening. Mild temperatures will continue through midday tomorrow, then the cool-down will begin tomorrow night. On Wednesday, lake effect scattered snow showers off of Lake Michigan could enter our area with strong winds out of the northwest and cooler temperatures. Thursday should end up mostly dry, with cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures only in the upper teens. 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.