snowmobile conditions – Groomers are running, there is lots of snow, trails are in very good condition and it’s going to warm up enough that you should be able to get a comfortable ride in this weekend. One quick favor – if anyone has photos of snowmobiling from the Grayling area and would be willing to share them, I would appreciate it. Please attach them to an email and send to email@example.com and just be sure that anyone whose face can be seen in the photos are okay with being shared. Thanks!
Weather from TV 9 & 10:
Pesky flurries continue to fall for upper terrain areas in the central portions of the Northern L.P. but will taper off later this morning and afternoon. Some will see skies turn partly sunny with highs in the mid teens to mid 20s. Winds will be out of the West/Southwest at 5-15mph. Tonight will be mostly clear to partly cloudy for the U.P. and Straits with overnight lows just below zero to just above zero. The Northern L.P. will be partly to mostly cloudy with lows ranging from 0 to 9 degrees. The Central L.P. will see mostly cloudy skies and a chance for a few light snow showers by daybreak. Overnight lows will be in the mid single digits to low double digits. Everyone will see light winds heading into Saturday.
Saturday will bring snow showers to the Lower Peninsula while the Eastern U.P. will see clouds through the day. Snow will be heaviest downstate but areas along the M-20 corridor could see 3-6″ by Saturday evening while most of the Northern L.P. and Central L.P. will see 2-4″ by Saturday evening. Many areas down by Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit will see amounts greater than 6″ so if you have any plans of heading downstate expect delays. The heaviest snow for our area will fall near Mt. Pleasant and Midland areas. Highs will be in the upper teens to mid 20s with winds mainly out of the East at 5-15mph.
Sunday will be cloudy with a chance for light snow up in the Eastern U.P. and Tip of the Mitt areas. Highs will be in the mid teens to low 20s. Monday will be mostly to partly sunny with highs in the mid teens to low 20s. Tuesday will be partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid teens to low 20s. A light snow shower could develop for the Central L.P. and Northern L.P. but overall things will be pretty quiet. Wednesday will be cloudy with some snow showers that will clip Northern Michigan as a Nor’easter heads up the East Coast. Highs will be in the mid teens to mid 20s. Thursday will bring some lake effect snow showers with highs in the low double digits to upper teens.
-Meteorologist Michael Stevens