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Light snow early Tuesday on northern fringe of large winter storm

A winter storm that brought Texas snow and ice Sunday night is now heading through the Ohio Valley region. Its northern edge will brush Northern Michigan with light snow during the predawn and morning hours Tuesday. This should progress pretty quickly, becoming mostly clear Tuesday night.

Winter Storm Warnings extend from the Texas-Mexico border to the Maine-Canada border! That’s quite an impressive stretch of real estate getting wintry impacts, including places far enough south they typically don’t deal with much wintry weather. Those Winter Storm Warnings extend into southeastern Michigan/the Detroit area, but remain well south of our local area.

Snow amounts Tuesday predawn to midday will likely fall in the 0.5-2 inch range for most of Northeast Michigan — Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency and Oscoda counties. The exception will be most of Alcona County and Iosco County where snowfall could be a bit more, 2-4 inches. Especially for any plans south of Alpena, allow extra travel time in the morning due to potentially snow-covered roads and lowered visibility.

Temperatures will finally trend upward midweek. Tuesday, highs will still be in the teens. Temperatures will finally climb into the 20s Wednesday — for the first time in 12 days. High temperatures will reach the middle to upper 20s late-week, which is getting much closer to typical values for mid-February. The “normal” high temperature this time of year is 29 degrees.

Tuesday: Snow early, then clearing. A cold start to the morning with predawn lows dropping to around 2 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 17 degrees. Evening temperatures will go below 10 degrees.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cold early. Predawn temperatures will drop a couple degrees below zero. Late-morning temperatures will rise to the teens. Afternoon highs will reach about 23 degrees. Evening temperatures will be mainly in the teens.

Thursday: A few flurries possible in the morning-afternoon, then steadier snow expected late-day and evening. Early-morning lows will be close to 6 degrees. Temperatures will climb to the teens during the morning. Afternoon highs will get up to around 26 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the lower 20s.

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