Northwest winds bringing in colder air moving over the Great Lakes have generated lake effect snow off of Lake Michigan. Some light snow showers have managed to reach Northeast Michigan, most prominent in Montmorency and Oscoda counties, along the M-33 corridor. The Alpena area saw a few light flurries, but nothing substantial. Something similar could end up happening Thursday with a chance of continued lake effect snow showers off of Lake Michigan with very minimal effects along the US-23 stretch near and south of Alpena.
Highs today reached 20 degrees in Alpena, but notice the colder temperatures to the northwest of the local area. Temperatures reached a chilly high of 12 degrees in Houghton, Michigan and even colder in Duluth, Minnesota at 7 degrees.
Overnight lows around Northeast Michigan will drop to the single digits, so it’s going to feel very chilly heading into early Thursday. There’s a small chance of patchy flurries, otherwise we’ll see mostly cloudy skies.
This cold snap lasts through Thursday and Friday with highs near 20 degrees. Once our winds lose a northerly flow and shift direction, temperatures will become a little warmer over the weekend. Highs will reach the middle 20s Saturday, then upper 20s Sunday.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chilly. Predawn temperatures will drop to about 9 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the middle teens in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be near 20 degrees. Evening temperatures will go into the teens.
Friday: Mix of sun & clouds, a little brighter. Predawn temperatures will begin near 11 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 20 degrees, so it will continue to feel cool. Evening temperatures will dip to the teens.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, becoming slightly warmer. Early-morning temperatures will head down close to 10 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will climb to the upper teens. Afternoon highs will reach around 24 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the lower 20s.
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