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Light snow tonight; Dry break tomorrow midday-afternoon; Ice on Thursday

It’s feeling a lot more like winter around Northeast Michigan compared to the spring-like warmth reached yesterday. High temperatures today were nearly 20 degrees colder than yesterday. At least we also saw some sunshine during the afternoon, although the blue skies were short-lived.

A quick-moving round of light snow will enter our area around (or shortly after) midnight, lasting into tomorrow morning. Only about 1 inch of snowfall expected from this, however some freezing drizzle may mix in causing slick road conditions later tonight-early tomorrow.

Low temperatures tonight will drop to around 11 degrees, then rise to the upper teens in the morning. Some dry weather is expected tomorrow midday-afternoon with mostly cloudy skies and highs around 25 degrees.

Late Wednesday night (after midnight) through Thursday, sleet and freezing rain will cause icy issues in Northeast Michigan. Slippery roads will definitely be a concern, other ice-related impacts will depend on how much ice buildup we get (enough ice buildup can cause tree limbs to snap and disruptions to power). The steadiest precipitation will likely fall Thursday afternoon as freezing rain, changing to rain late Thursday. The warmest point on Thursday will likely occur during the evening, for a short while we could see some rain for a few hours if temperatures manage to climb above the freezing mark, as currently forecast.

Highs will reach the mid-20s tomorrow, and the daytime hours will be mainly dry. On Thursday, ice buildup will be the main concern with a messy mix of sleet, freezing rain, and maybe some rain as temperatures warm into the mid-30s during the evening. Winds will shift out of the northwest on Friday, bringing some much colder air. A few scattered snow showers are possible Friday with daytime highs dropping into the teens. 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.