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Frigid Tuesday; Warming up by Thursday

High temperatures today reached the lower 30s under overcast skies. A light breeze out of the northwest was sufficient to bring lake effect snow showers off of Lake Michigan, as near as Presque Isle and Montmorency counties.

A broad storm system is heading up the East Coast. There’s a possibility some that snow on the northern edge of this storm system could graze shoreline sections of Iosco county overnight and early tomorrow morning. Otherwise, the rest of Northeast Michigan will not receive any inclement weather from this storm system, mostly affecting areas to our east. Elsewhere, a high pressure system is building into South Dakota, and will bring us some drier and brighter weather Wednesday and Thursday. But until then, the high pressure system is steering winds out of the northwest into Northern Michigan, providing lake effect snow showers off of the Great Lakes.

Overnight, temperatures will drop to a chilly low of 20 degrees in Alpena, but wind chills will drop closer to 10 (which is what it will feel like onto your skin). Temperatures tomorrow afternoon will remain very cold, highs will only reach the upper 20s but wind chills will make it feel like 15-20.

Tomorrow is the coldest day in the forecast for the upcoming week. On Wednesday, high temperatures should rise into the lower 30s. After that, winds will shift out of the south, bringing warmer temperatures to our area for Thursday and Friday with afternoon highs close to 40 degrees. On Saturday, winds will shift out of the northwest as colder temperatures return to Northeast Michigan.

A few lake effect flurries will stay mostly north and west of Alpena tomorrow with very cold temperatures across Northeast Michigan. Low temperatures early Wednesday morning will remain very cold, dropping to the teens. Mostly cloudy skies but generally dry weather are expected on Wednesday with only a modest increase in temperatures. More substantial warmth will arrive Thursday as skies become mostly sunny. 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.