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On/off chances of snow showers this week; Colder Wednesday

High temperatures today reached about 30 degrees across Northeast Michigan. Even though we started off with a low of 2 degrees in the predawn hours, light winds out of the southwest about 10 mph helped afternoon highs reach near-normal values. Similar afternoon temperatures, maybe a couple degrees warmer, are expected tomorrow.

A band of light snow has been moving through the Upper Peninsula this afternoon, and is continuing to progress toward the southeast. In Northeast Michigan, chance of scattered snow showers — and a risk of freezing drizzle — will last through this evening, then drying out by tomorrow morning.

For tomorrow, tomorrow morning will likely start with dry weather. Although, a little mist is possible early, reducing visibility out on the roadways. If any mist develops, it should dissipate by the late-morning. Mostly cloudy skies are expected in the afternoon with highs reaching the lower 30s. A chance of flurries will move in tomorrow evening just ahead of a cold front, also wind speeds will increase in the evening.

In addition to this evening, we have a few snow shower chances this week. The next chance of snow showers will arrive tomorrow evening, lasting through early Wednesday, as the first of two cold fronts this week moves through our area. Colder temperatures will move in Wednesday through Wednesday night. The second cold front will produce a chance of flurries beginning Thursday late-afternoon, lasting through Friday predawn. That cold front will allow an arctic airmass to arrive for the weekend.

High temperatures tomorrow will reach around 33 degrees with flurries and stronger breezes moving in during the evening. That round of flurries will end early Wednesday, and most of Wednesday will likely be dry with colder temperatures, close to 20 degrees, then falling to about 3 degrees by early Thursday. Highs on Thursday should reach the lower 20s with a chance of flurries moving in late-day. By the weekend, much colder air will move in, afternoon highs are forecast to reach only 10-15 degrees. 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.