High pressure brings pleasant weather conditions to the U.P. Wednesday, but clouds increase late ahead of an approaching system from the Northern Plains. This system brings widespread rain on Thursday, Veterans Day, along with strong winds gusting from the south through southwest. Rainfall amounts can exceed 1/2″ for some areas.
As the Veterans Day system lifts northeast of Upper Michigan Friday morning, another system enters the U.P. midday and this time transports cold, moist air to produce mixed rain and snow over the region. The migration of cold air continues in the U.P. during the weekend to help lead to lake effect snow shower production over the northern wind belts. From Saturday to next Tuesday, accumulating snowfall of an inch or more is possible especially in the northwest wind belts.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny early then increasing clouds in the afternoon; seasonably warm with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph then gusting over 25 mph at times in the evening
Thursday, Veterans Day: Mostly cloudy with widespread rain; south winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of mixed rain and snow; cooler and breezy
Saturday to Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of lake effect snow over the north wind belts; breezy and cold
Tuesday: Partly to mostly cloudy and warmer
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