JR’s Wednesday Night Weather Report | Provide

Early Wednesday morning temperatures were among the coldest of the season. Most of Mid-Michigan started with readings at subzero levels, with the coldest temperatures recorded in the western and northern parts of the ABC12 viewing area. Alma hit rock bottom at -10. In the West Branch, the wind chill temperature briefly dropped to -29. Tonight, as the clouds increase and with a prevailing south-southwesterly wind, temperatures will rise a little. Early Thursday morning readings will be more than 20 degrees warmer than what we faced Wednesday morning.

Thursday will start mostly cloudy but dry so the morning ride should be okay. As a cold front descends on us from the north, scattered snow showers seem like a good bet. A light dusting of snow can’t be ruled out, but I don’t see anything that heavy. Ahead of the front, winds will blow from the southwest. The highs for the day will move nicely through the 20s. At the end of the day, the front will move to our south and east, so our winds will shift to the northwest and the snow showers will cease.

Another batch of really cold air will return to the state behind Thursday’s cold front. So even with some sunshine expected, high temperatures for Friday and Saturday will be mostly in the teens. A few places may touch the 20 Saturday afternoon. Early Saturday morning, sub-zero temperatures will again be possible in central Michigan. A new batch of flurries will move into our area from the northwest Saturday evening. Light flurries or flurries will persist Sunday. On ABC12 News, we are also tracking another storm system that could bring quite a mess. -JR

Dale D. Schrum