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Few flurries Tuesday with warm temperatures for early January

A weak disturbance trekking across the Upper Midwest is providing some flurries to the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin this evening. As that continues to move east, we will have a chance of flurries in Northeast Michigan Tuesday morning-afternoon. Beyond that, the forecast for the next several days looks inactive.

These incoming flurries will not be anything impressive, a light dusting at most. This will not be an all-day, all-encompassing snowfall. The chance of snow graph peaks at medium, indicating some patchy flurries.

Warm temperatures (by early January standards) are in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday — reaching nearly 10 degrees above normal. Highs of 36 degrees are expected Tuesday and Wednesday. Compare that to the normal high temperature for early-January, which is 27 degrees.

Tuesday: Chance of flurries, mainly in the morning-afternoon. Early-morning temperatures will begin around 26 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will rise to about 30 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 36 degrees. Evening temperatures will dip to the lower 30s.

Wednesday: Small chance of spotty drizzle/flurries in the morning, otherwise cloudy. Predawn temperatures will head into the upper 20s to around 30 degrees. Afternoon highs will get up to around 36 degrees. Evening temperatures will be near 30 degrees or in the upper 20s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, a little cooler. Early-morning temperatures will begin in the middle 20s. Afternoon highs will be near 30 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the lower 20s.

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.

Looking back at December 2020: The month averaged warmer than normal with slightly more-than-normal snowfall. The average of all the daily highs was 34 degrees, about 3 degrees warmer than normal. More impressively, all the low temperatures throughout December averaged to 24 degrees, close to 6 degrees warmer than normal. Snowfall for the month totaled almost 22 inches, more than half of that was measured from the snowstorm on Dec. 12.