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Lake effect snow winding down by Thursday morning; Frigid start early Friday

Winds out of the northwest traveling over the Great Lakes have helped to develop lake effect snow off of Lake Michigan. The steadiest snow has been to the west of Alpena, but scattered snow showers will continue through the rest of this evening in Northeast Michigan.

Strong winds out of the northwest about 15-20 mph, with occasional gusts around 30 mph, are also providing colder temperatures to all of Northern Michigan. High temperatures today reached only the middle to upper 20s, and colder temperatures will move in tomorrow and Friday.

Lake effect snow will continue this evening, then diminish by tomorrow morning. Morning temperatures will start around 13 degrees, but morning wind chill values will make it feel like -5 to 0! High temperatures will reach only the upper teens tomorrow afternoon, cloudy skies are expected throughout the daytime, then the cloud cover will partially clear tomorrow evening.

The coldest temperatures in our forecast will arrive tomorrow, lasting through Friday. Beginning this weekend, our daily high temperatures will go on an upward trend for a few days. Over the weekend, temperatures will recover to the middle 20s, then reach the lower 30s early next week.

For tomorrow, gray skies will persist, and temperatures will reach around 19 degrees in the afternoon, but it will feel like 5. The coldest period over the next few days will occur Thursday night into early Friday morning — low temperatures will drop to around 4 degrees in Alpena, possibly below 0 for interior locations, and wind chills will drop to the range of -10 to -5. Friday will be dry and mostly cloudy, as highs get close 20 degrees in the afternoon. A few snow showers are possible Saturday, then mostly cloudy on Sunday, and high temperatures this weekend will reach the mid-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.