Groomers will run their normal weekend schedule. Trails are reported to be in good to very good condition. Beware of the really cold temperatures predicted for the weekend.
9 & 10 Weather:
Temperatures have bottomed out this morning at -13 to 10 degrees and now the winds are starting to pick up out of the Southwest. As daybreak approaches temperatures will continue to climb into the single digits and teens thanks to winds out of the Southwest at 10-20mph but this will also create below zero wind chills. Snow will start to move in later this morning. Today will be windy, snowy and a tricky day for travel. Winds will be out of the Southwest at 15-30mph with gusts up to 40mph later this afternoon and evening. Conditions will be blizzard like for many as snow starts to fall this afternoon and evening. Visibilities will be greatly reduced at times and travel will be heavily impacted. Winds will also take our air temperatures of teens and 20s and make them feel like single digits and below zero at times. Snow totals for today will be heaviest on the Lake Michigan shoreline with 3″-4″ likely for many areas along and West of US-131 by tonight while many areas along and East of I-75 will only see a inch or two by this evening. Highs today will be in the mid teens to mid 20s with winds out of the Southwest at 15-30mph with occasional gusts of 40mph.
Tonight will be snowy and blowing snow will also be an issue by daybreak Saturday. Overnight lows will be in the single digits to mid teens with winds out of the Southwest/Northwest at 8-18mph. Another 1″-3″ will be possible for areas along US-131 and West while areas along I-75 and East will only pick up another inch or so. Snow totals will be heaviest for areas West of M-37 with 6″+ likely by Saturday morning while areas from M-37 to US-131 will see 3″-6″ and areas along I-75 and East will see 1″-3″. The Eastern U.P. will see around 2″-5″ with isolated higher amounts near the bigger lakes.
Saturday will be breezy with highs in the low single digits to low teens with some lake effect snow showers setting up. The snow won’t be widespread or as heavy as today and tonights snow. Sunday will bring in a shot of snow as a weak low pressure system floats through Northern Michigan. Highs will be in the mid single digits to low double digits. Monday will bring lake effect snow showers and cold temperatures. Highs will range from -1 to 10 degrees.
Tuesday will bring more lake effect snow showers with highs in the low single digits to low double digits. Wednesday will be mostly to partly sunny for most while some light lake effect snow will hang around the bigger lakes. Highs will range from 7 to 17 degrees. Thursday will be cloudy with a chance for some snow in the U.P. and Northern L.P. Highs will be in the mid teens to low 20s.
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens