In the words of volunteer groomer driver, Keith, “trails are toast”. Get out there and do a snow dance!
TV 9 & 10 weather forecast:
**Record Highs from yesterday: Gaylord reached 49 degrees breaking the old record of 47 degrees set back in 1980. Traverse city reached 55 degrees, the old record was 53 degrees from 2012. Houghton Lake reached 52 degrees beating the old record of 50 degrees from 2012. Pellston reached 52 breaking the old record of 49 set in 1975
Today: Take your time and bundle up today! Roads could be a bit icy in spots which could really slow down traveling. Temperatures hang around 10-23 degrees for highs but it will feel colder than that with wind chill. Some isolated lake effect will be out there at times as well. Winds are gusty coming out of the North/Northwest at 10-25 mph with gusts reaching up to 30 mph!
Tonight: Overnight lows drop into the -8 to 11 degree range with winds out of the North/Northwest at 10-20 mph, making it feel well below zero. Some lake effect snow will be out there but it will be isolated and not adding up to much.
Saturday: A good mix of sun and clouds along with some lake effect snow showers mainly west. Accumulations will be very little if any at all. Highs range from 6 to 20 degrees with calmer North winds at 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Some lake effect will be out there with partly cloudy skies and highs in the mid teens to low 20s.
Next Week: MLK Day is Monday and you can expect some scattered to occasional snow showers as a system moves through. Highs will be in the upper teens to mid 20s. Tuesday brings in lake effect snow showers and highs in the mid teens to mid 20s. Wednesday starts with some lake effect in the morning but sunshine returns for your afternoon and evening. Highs stay in the mid teens to mid 20s. A nice Thursday with mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper teens to upper 20s.
-Meteorologist Melanie Steinberg