A Winter Storm Warning which began at 4 a.m. earlier today has been extended, and is now valid until 4 a.m. tomorrow. Snow and blowing snow are reducing visibilities to near-zero in some cases and creating hazardous travel conditions. Total snowfall amounts (from the time the snowstorm started until it ends) are forecast to range from 8-15 inches across most of Northeast Michigan.
Steady snow will continue through this evening, and a few additional inches of snowfall are yet to come. The intensity of the snow will lighten overnight, in time for the morning commute tomorrow.
Additionally, winds have been blowing out the east about 20 mph. At least, that wind direction actually helped temperatures along the shoreline reach the upper teens south of Alpena. Meanwhile, it felt harsher in Presque Isle county where highs remained in the single digits.
For tomorrow, scattered snow showers remain in the forecast, but much lighter than what we have seen today. Early-morning temperatures will start around 0 degrees with wind chill values around -15, so yet another very cold start to the morning. Highs will reach the lower teens in the afternoon, although wind speeds should be somewhat lighter than today.
Chances for lighter snow remain in the forecast over the next couple of days, although amounts will be much less than Monday’s winter storm. Up to 3 inches of snow are possible tomorrow, then additionally up to 2 inches are possible Wednesday with some periods of dry weather mixed in. Finally, a couple days of dry weather are forecast Thursday-Friday.
For tomorrow, traveling will once again be possible (on plowed roads) with only a few snow showers and highs around 13 degrees. Temperatures will drop to around -8 degrees tomorrow night with wind chills well into the -20s. Wednesday will be a few degrees colder with the potential for lake effect snow developing off of Lake Michigan. Finally some prolonged dry weather will arrive Thursday. High temperatures will reach the teens on Friday, then warm into the 20s on Saturday. 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.