While I haven’t talked to the groomer drivers, I’m sure they’re out grooming – we have about eight to ten inches of fresh snow on the ground (no school for much of N.Michigan today) with cold temperatures and more snow in the forecast.
9&10 weather forecast:
Lake effect snow continues to fall in the Northern Lower counties and for portions of the Eastern UP. The lake effect bands taper off this evening for a brief quieter period. For those kids plan who on playing in the snow on their snow day, you’ll need to make sure they’re bundled up as highs are mainly in the teens today with West/Southwest winds at 5-15 mph making it feel even colder. Tonight more snow is added on top of what we’ve already seen as a Clipper moves into the region dropping 3-6″ for some into Tuesday morning with the higher amounts being along the Lake Michigan counties. Overnight lows hit the mid single digits to mid teens with winds out of the Southwest at 5-10 mph.
Tuesday the snow keeps coming as the clipper pushes of the East, the winds pick up with lake enhanced from the system in the morning to lake effect snow after the system moves out. Another 3-6″ of snow is expected mainly West of 131 and areas from Leelanau to Manistee could see locally higher amounts. The windy conditions and periods of heavy snow will cause low visibility at times so if you need to travel take it slow. Highs are going to be in the mid teens to low 20s.
Lake effect snow showers will kick back up Wednesday with highs in the low teens to low 20s. Some light lake effect snow will be out there Thursday but the snow will end as the afternoon and evening arrive. Highs are going to be in the mid teens to mid 20s. Friday is going to be much warmer as a system moves in from the South. Highs are going to be in the low 30s to low 40s! The warmer temperatures make for a sloppy mix of rain and snow that continues into Saturday. Colder air starts to filter back in Saturday afternoon to evening causing highs to occur in the morning with temperatures falling through the day. That also means the rain/snow mix turns to just snow. Sunday lake effect snow keeps the snow totals going up with highs back in the upper teens to mid 20s.
-Meteorologist Emily Kennedy