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Very cold overnight; Lake effect snow winding down and dry Saturday

Lake effect snow developed off of Lake Michigan last night and continued through today. The heaviest snowfall amounts fell closer to Lake Michigan, while our side of the state picked up very light snowfall amounts. The lake effect snow will quiet down tonight, and dry weather is forecast for our side of the state tomorrow.

High temperatures today reached the middle teens at the shoreline, and only around 10 degrees farther inland. A cold front passed through our area yesterday evening which ushered in a much colder air mass out of central Canada. The cold temperatures will continue this evening, dropping below 0 degrees tonight and again on Sunday night.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to around -6 degrees, and wind chill values will drop to -20 to -15. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for tomorrow while remaining dry. Afternoon temperatures will reach only 11 degrees in Alpena.

While Saturday will likely remain dry, there is a chance of snow showers Sunday morning with a brief disturbance moving through Northern Michigan, then drying out Sunday afternoon-evening. Not much snowfall will result from this, less than 1 inch is expected. The next chance of significant snow will arrive Monday afternoon, lasting through Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures will become extremely cold tonight, dropping well below 0 degrees. Mostly cloudy skies are expected tomorrow with highs around 11 degrees. A few snow showers are possible briefly Sunday morning, with afternoon temperatures only around 8 degrees. Temperatures will become extremely cold again Sunday night-early Monday with lows around -10 and wind chill values in the -20s. Temperatures won’t be as cold on Tuesday although some snow is likely Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. 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.