9 & 10 weather:
*Season Snowfall totals: Gaylord is at 65.5″, normal is 89.7″; Traverse City 61.8″, normal is 66.4″, Houghton Lake 21.9″, normal is 38.9″, Sault Ste Marie 36.7″, normal is 77.8″
This morning we have some lake effect snow hanging around the Northern L.P. and it is heavy at times for Northeast Grand Traverse & Kalkaska Counties. The U.P. and Central L.P. are pretty quiet this morning but winds continue to blow and drift snow for all of Northern Michigan. It is also making it feel more like -12 to 15 degrees rather than the actual air temps which range from 4 to 25 degrees. Morning commutes should be ok but might be a tad slow for isolated areas. Today is going to be partly to mostly cloudy with any snow coming to an end by mid to late morning. Some sunshine will start to appear this afternoon for areas of the U.P. and Lower Peninsula. Highs are going to range from the mid teens to mid 20s with winds turning from the Northwest to the Southwest/South at 5-10mph. Snow starts to move in tonight with overnight lows in the low teens to mid 20s. Temperatures will start to rise overnight and winds will be out of the South/Southeast at 5-10mph.
Saturday morning will start with snow and mixed showers for areas of Northern Michigan. Skies will gradually improve into the afternoon and evening. Highs are going to be in the low 30s to low 40s. Sunday brings in a small system from the Southwest which will bring rain and mixed showers for most areas. Highs are going to be in the mid 30s to mid 40s. Cooler air and breezy winds move in Monday. Some snow will be out there to start next week with highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Tuesday will start off quiet but a large storm is looking to move into the Great Lakes starting late Tuesday afternoon. Snow and mixed showers move in late Tuesday but ramps up Wednesday with gusty winds and bouts of heavy snow. Highs Tuesday will be in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Snow and gusty winds Wednesday with highs in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Lake effect will develop behind this system Wednesday with mid teens to mid 20s. We will continue to watch this system very closely into the middle of next week. -Meteorologist Michael Stevens