Throughout the day, we have seen cloudy skies in Northeast Michigan. Snow is currently falling as far south as Wichita, Kansas — the same storm system is heading toward our area.
High temperatures today reached the upper 30s combined with winds out of the west about 10 mph. Similar afternoon temperatures are expected tomorrow, but conditions will become more snowy compared to the calm weather experienced today.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, including Presque Isle, Montmorency, Oscoda, and Ogemaw counties. The advisory does not include Alpena, Alcona, and Iosco counties because lower snowfall amounts are expected at the shoreline. Snow will begin Friday morning and last all day, through Friday evening.
Snow is likely to start in the morning, around 6-9 a.m., then become steady through much of the day. Most of the major accumulations should wrap up by the late-evening, although a few lighter snow showers are possible late Friday and early Saturday morning.
In general, 3-5 inches of snowfall are expected across the majority of Northern Michigan. In the morning and midday hours winds will come from the southeast — normally, that wind direction would produce higher snowfall amounts from the Lake Huron shoreline around the Alpena-Alcona county line into Presque Isle county. However, temperatures will remain slightly milder at the shoreline, limiting snowfall amounts there. So, the higher amounts of snow will fall a little away from the Lake Huron shoreline, in the areas shaded in orange.
For tomorrow, highs should reach the upper 30s with widespread snow across Northeast Michigan. Low temperatures will drop to the mid-20s early Saturday morning with a chance of flurries. Saturday afternoon and evening should be drier, though highs will reach only the lower and middle 30s. Sunday is forecast to start with dry weather and very cold temperatures, then a chance of flurries will develop late in the day. 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.