Forbush Corner: Trails groomed up beautifully yesterday. We have both our East and West trails open for both classic and skating. There are still some thin spots on the west side, but they can be easily avoided. We hope to work on getting the pines loop groomed today and have everything open for the weekend. Open today through Monday 9 – 5.
Hanson Hills: All trails are groomed with Set track. Groomers will be out this morning freshening up skate lanes. Fresh tracks were set on all trails yesterday.
Please stop into the main lodge to purchase trail passes. $12 daily. Lodge and Trails Open 9am
XC Ski Headquarters: The trails are in overall great shape. Groomer Mike will snowcomb all the skating lanes with the Ginzu this morning at daybreak. Tracks are still in good shape as well. Conditions will be better in the morning before the sun gets too high in the sky. It’s another great day to ski in the Pure Michigan forest!
TV 9 & 10 forecast:
Today: The U.P. is looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies while the Lower Peninsula sees mostly to partly sunny skies and highs in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Winds come out of the Southwest/West at 5-10 mph. Overall a very nice day across Northern Michigan!
Tonight: Skies are going to be mostly clear to partly cloudy with some patchy dense freezing fog. This could create slick spots out there for Saturday morning. Overnight lows drop into the 20s with Southwest/West winds at 5-10 mph.
Your Saturday: Your morning starts off mostly cloudy but things turn partly sunny for the afternoon and evening. Highs remain above average in the mid 30s to mid 40s. It’s going to be a great weekend to get outside and enjoy the fresh snow!
Sunday: A nice day in store Sunday as well with mostly to partly sunny skies and temps in the upper 20s to upper 30s.
Next Week: We are watching a system closely for Monday which brings in rain, mixed and snow showers. This will create a sloppy, slushy mess across Northern Michigan. Highs range from the upper 20s to low 40s with gusty winds. This system will move out by Tuesday morning but scattered snow showers take over for the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the upper 20s to low 40s. Lake effect snow will be out there for your Wednesday with highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Thursday is looking at some isolated lake effect under partly to mostly skies. Highs reach the mid 20s to mid 30s.
-Meteorologist Melanie Steinberg