A storm system heading from the Plains states into our area will bring snow, beginning overnight. Snow currently extends from the Minnesota-Canada border to parts of Indiana, and is moving toward the northeast. Expect snow to become steadier in the early-morning hours of Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for all of Northeast Michigan from 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday. Snowfall amounts will likely end up in the 3-5 inch range, that will create snow-covered roads and slow travel conditions Wednesday morning.
Snow will begin between midnight and 3 a.m. The steadiest snow will fall from 3 a.m. to noon. Then as temperatures climb above freezing, there’s a chance this could briefly end as a rain/snow mix Wednesday afternoon. Drier weather will arrive Wednesday evening/night.
Looking at the New Year’s Forecast: Thursday is looking completely dry with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 30s. Toward midnight, ringing in 2021, temperatures will cool to the lower 20s and dry weather will remain through Friday morning. However, be aware of changing weather conditions during the second half of New Year’s Day. A storm system moving in from the south will bring a chance of snow, sleet and ice beginning Friday afternoon.
Wednesday: AM snow will likely change to a rain/snow mix in the afternoon, and then end late-day. Early-morning temperatures will already be rising to the middle 20s. Afternoon highs will reach about 36 degrees. Evening temperatures will be close to 30 degrees.
Thursday (New Year’s Eve): Mostly cloudy, calm. Predawn temperatures will begin in the lower 20s. Afternoon highs will be close to 32 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle/lower 20s.
Friday (New Year’s Day): Starts with cloudy skies, then a chance of snow/sleet/ice will arrive during the afternoon. Predawn temperatures will drop to the upper teens. Late-morning temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. Afternoon highs will get up to around 34 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the lower 30s.
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