Weather Updates from TV6 Meteorologists Karl Bohnak and Jennifer Perez
Scattered rain showers Wednesday night in Upper Michigan with a transition to wintry mix showers over the Western U.P. as a low pressure system approaches the region. The wintry mix transition continues east into Thursday as cold polar air gradually fills the Upper Michigan atmosphere. Drive with caution on slippery roads Wednesday night through Thursday -- areas of patchy fog can occasionally reduce visibility down to less than a half-mile, especially during the morning hours.
Find NWS alerts in effect HERE.
Precipitation fully transitions to scattered snow showers Friday -- snowfall accumulations through Saturday range from 1-6″, with 7″ or more over the Lake Superior shorelines of the Copper Country and Western Marquette Counties. A chance of 10″ or more snowfall is possible in the elevated Superior Upland locations west through Saturday.
Into the weekend, high pressure builds to clear out the snow and clouds, with above seasonal temperatures climbing along a southwesterly jet stream Sunday.
The southwesterly jet stream, however, opens the door to Central Plains-based systems to bring widespread rain, even thunderstorm chances to Upper Michigan early next week.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with mixed rain and snow early then transitioning to snow west in the evening; northeast through southeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts over 25 mph
Friday: Mostly cloudy with scattered moderate snow showers; blustery
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with few to scattered snow showers then diminishing in the afternoon
Sunday: Mostly sunny and warm; increasing clouds in the evening
Monday: Mostly cloudy with afternoon scattered rain showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with scattered moderate to heavy rain showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with moderate mixed rain and snow
Copyright 2022 WLUC. All rights reserved.