Tuesday was another stellar winter day across Mid-Michigan with decent sunshine, light southerly winds, and temperatures where they should be for this time of year. The sky will eventually become overcast this evening as a storm system moves from the northwest. Late overnight snow will begin to fall, with the northwest parts of observation area ABC12 seeing the flakes first. South-southwest winds will increase steadily as the storm approaches.
Travel conditions can get a bit risky on Wednesday as snow flies and a strong wind blows. Snow accumulations for the day will only be in the order of an inch or so, but they will accumulate a bit in places due to the strong winds. Indeed, it is the strong wind that we will be dealing with that will be the main weather feature of the day. Early south-southwest winds will move to the west during the afternoon. The wind speed will be maintained between 20 and 30 mph, with gusts around 50 mph. Minor damage and even power failure cannot be ruled out.
As snow flies and blows around Wednesday, temperatures will drop from all-time highs in the mid-1930s in the morning. With a healthy dose of cold air following Wednesday’s storm system, our high temperatures Thursday and Friday might not exceed the 20 degree mark in many areas. Scattered snow showers will still be possible for Thursday, while Friday will benefit from some sunshine. We’ll walk you through the weekend on ABC12 News. – JR