High temperatures today got only into the lower 20s — these temperatures were more than 20 degrees colder than ‘normal’ for the middle of November. Winds coming from the northwest, about 10 mph, helped to maintain cold temperatures in our area. Noticeable improvement with our afternoon temperatures will arrive Thursday.
This morning, the temperature set a new record low for November 12. A low of 6 degrees was observed at Alpena airport, beating the old record low of 7 degrees set November 12, 1920.
Lake effect snow showers off of both Lake Huron and Lake Michigan have been scattered throughout Northeast Michigan. Areas from Harrisville to Tawas City had mainly dry conditions. Snow showers were more frequent in parts of Presque Isle county (coming off Lake Huron), and also in Montmorency and Oscoda counties (coming off Lake Michigan).
A gap of dry weather currently over Wisconsin and Minnesota will arrive tonight and last into tomorrow morning. The next area of snow showers — currently in southern Canada, North Dakota and Montana — will move into Northeast Michigan late-day Wednesday.
Low temperatures overnight will drop to about 10 degrees and lake effect snow showers will end. A period of dry conditions will take place tonight and tomorrow morning. The chance of snow showers will begin to increase Wednesday afternoon, then snow showers are likely in the evening. High temperatures will reach only around 26 degrees and winds will come from the south at 10-15 mph.
Snowfall amounts of 1-3 inches are expected late Wednesday. Temperatures will be milder on Thursday, climbing to the middle 30s in the afternoon with mostly cloudy skies. High temperatures will reach the lower 30s on Friday with lots of cloud cover. Dry weather will likely continue through Saturday. 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.