Scattered flurries and cold temperatures on Thursday made some roads slippery, but overall travel conditions were better than we faced on Wednesday. The heaviest snow showers occurred in the Thumb, where the lake effect occurred. For the night period, only a few snow showers will linger over most of the ABC12 observation area. Some cloud breaks are likely, as overnight temperatures range from single digits to low double digits.
The skies should be a little brighter on Friday and Saturday. A northwesterly to westerly wind will maintain temperatures on Friday, despite the sunshine. The highest readings of the day will hover around the 20 degree mark. Some showers will also remain possible. Saturday should turn out to be a partly sunny day. With clearer skies and a southerly wind persisting for the day, highs are expected to pick up in the 1930s. However, it won’t be that hot as the wind speed exceeds 15mph.
A strong cold front will sweep through lower Michigan early Sunday. We won’t see much snow with it, but the winds will increase and move northwest behind it. This will translate into lower temperatures on Sunday afternoon. This will also help revive the snow machine affecting the lake on the west side of the state. On ABC12 News, we’ll let you know how cold the temperatures will be for the premiere of next week. – JR