Groomer driver Keith reports that, while they aren’t grooming due to ice and low base, trails are rideable and in fair condition. For his full report, please visit http://www.gosledgrayling.org/
TV 9 & 10 forecast:
This Afternoon: We’re forecasting mostly to partly sunny skies for the Central Lower Peninsula, while the Northern Lower Peninsula and Eastern U.P. will see a chance for some lake effect snow. It won’t be very heavy or widespread, but some light snow will be out there today. Highs range from 12 to 30 degrees with winds out of the North/Northwest at 5-15mph. The arctic air is moving in and with our winds today expect wind chills to feel more like -10 to 12 degrees by this evening.
Tonight: Skies are mostly cloudy to partly cloudy for locations North of M-72, with the chance of isolated lake effect snow. As for locations South of M-72, there’s a greater chance of seeing light snow with mostly cloudy skies. Overnight lows will range from -13 to 13 degrees with winds out of the Northeast at 5-10mph. Wind chills will range from -20 to 5 degrees into tomorrow morning. Needless to say, bundle up if you’re heading outdoors.
This Weekend: Arctic air settles in on Saturday, bringing bone-chilling conditions to Northern Michigan! Scattered snow is expected for the Lower Peninsula through out your Saturday morning, becoming isolated in the afternoon. Parts of the Northern Lower Peninsula will see about an inch of snow, while areas of the Central Lower Peninsula will see 1-3? of snow possible through the day. The Eastern U.P. will have mostly cloudy skies through the day, with some lake effect popping up in the evening. Highs on Saturday range from 5 to 23 degrees with wind chills feeling below zero to teens. Saturday night and Sunday morning will be mighty cold as overnight lows will range from -15 to 5 degrees as skies clear a bit. Sunday will be mostly to partly sunny with isolated lake effect snow. Highs will only range from 0 to 15 degrees! Keep yourself and pets safe in these conditions. No need to cancel any outdoor plans, just bundle up and stay hydrated!
Next Week: Monday morning will be the coldest yet with -20 to 0 degrees to start the day and with a little breeze. The wind chill will make it will feel more like -30 to -10 in spots at times. Skies are mostly to partly sunny, with isolated lake effect. Highs climb back to the low teens to low 20s. We are closely watching a winter storm for Tuesday, which will bring heavy snow and gusty winds. Highs will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Wednesday will start off with some snow in the morning but some sunshine in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid teens to mid 20s. Thursday is looking cloudy with a chance for some light snow in the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the mid teens to mid 20s.
-Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn