The combination of pockets of snow and very strong winds resulted in poor travel conditions across mid-Michigan on Wednesday. Conditions are expected to improve only very slowly overnight as snow showers disperse and winds gradually diminish. By Thursday morning driving weather, temperatures will be in the teens, winds will be westerlies at 8 to 11 mph, wind chill values will be in the single digits, a few flurries will still be scattered across the Mid- Michigan, and some roads will still be slippery.
Thursday will see fewer snow showers and less wind, but with very cold temperatures for the day, the roads will be slippery at times and from place to place. High temperatures for the day will hover around the 20 degree mark, with wind chills likely to stay in the single digits. Temperatures and wind chills will also remain in the same range on Friday. The biggest difference for the weekend will be the chance to find some sunshine.
Temperatures for the weekend are expected to return to the 30s thanks to a strong south-southwesterly wind on Saturday. Saturday will be a partly sunny day, but more cloud will return for Sunday as a strong cold front moves in from the west. We may have some sun on Sunday, but we will also have a chance of snow showers. The winds on Sunday will again be quite strong, coming from the northwest. We’ll tell you what that means for our temperatures early next week on ABC12 News. -JR