Groomers are running, although our all-volunteer drivers caution that trails will only be in fair condition due to the kind of snow we have – light, powder snow. No good packable snow. (Guess that’s not really a word)
TV 9 & 10 weather:
Today: Lots of sun will be out there for most of Northern Michigan but some lingering lake effect snow will continue for the immediate Lake Michigan shoreline and Northwest Lower Peninsula. Highs are going to be COLD ranging from -4 to 13 degrees with even colder wind chills at well below zero for most! Bundle up and take your time in conditions this cold. If you work outside or are heading out to do any errands make sure to layer up, cover any exposed skin and take frequent breaks to warm up. Winds will be out of the North/Northwest at 8-18 mph.
Tonight: Skies turn partly cloudy with overnight lows to dropping to around -21 to 2 degrees! Some lingering lake effect snow will continue for the immediate Lake Michigan shoreline and western parts of the U.P.. Winds come out of the North/Northwest at 5-10 mph which will again make it feel even colder heading into Friday morning.
Tomorrow: More arctic air hangs around Friday with temperatures starting the day around -20 to 3 degrees! Highs will get into the -5 to 10 degree range with more sunshine for most of us but isolated lake effect continues to hang around the immediate Lake Michigan shoreline. Another day to bundle up and be careful day across Northern Michigan!
The Weekend: Saturday has some lake effect along with partly sunny skies and highs ranging from 4 to 12 degrees. Sunday looks snowy with a weak system moving through bringing scattered snow showers. Highs will be a bit warmer though in the low 20s to low 30s!
Next Week: Scattered snow showers last into your Monday with highs staying on the warmer side in the mid 20s to mid 30s. Tuesday has some isolated lake effect and partly sunny skies, highs reach the mid 20s to low 30s. Wednesday looks similar to Tuesday with isolated lake effect snow, but highs cool a little ranging from the upper teens to low 30s.
-Meteorologist Melanie Steinberg