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Tracking possible snow showers late New Year’s Day

Lake effect snow showers over Northern Michigan will wind down overnight. Drier weather from the west will move in Thursday. Then attention turns to a storm system that will cross the international border from Mexico to Texas Thursday morning. What will happen in Northeast Michigan on Friday depends on how far north this storm system will end up tracking. At this point, there’s a chance of snow showers worth mentioning for Friday evening and also a chance of sleet/ice mixing in south of M-72. However, any snow (or sleet) amounts late Friday appear light.

The New Year’s Eve forecast is completely dry with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 30s. As we ring in the start of 2021, midnight temperatures will be around 21 degrees. Late Friday, there could be some wintry weather that moves into our area with highs in the lower 30s.

It’s going to be a warm start to the new year. Winds from the southwest will continue to bring warmer temperatures into Northeast Michigan. While 30s won’t exactly feel warm, the normal high temperature for early January is in the upper 20s. Highs Thursday and Friday be in the lower 30s. Highs in the middle 30s are expected over the weekend, then upper 30s are forecast Monday and Tuesday.

Thursday (New Year’s Eve): Mostly cloudy, calm. Predawn temperatures will be in the lower 20s. Afternoon highs will reach about 32 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the middle 20s.

Friday (New Year’s Day): Cloudy, then a chance of snow showers in the evening and a chance of a snow/sleet mix south of M-72. Predawn temperatures will drop to the upper teens. Late-morning temperatures will rise to the middle/upper 20s. Afternoon highs will be near 33 degrees. Evening temperatures will be around 30 degrees.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, any left over snow showers will wrap up predawn. Early-morning temperatures will be in the upper 20s. Afternoon highs will get close to 34 degrees. Evening temperatures will dip to the upper 20s.

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