A bit cold out there this morning – temp is 12° at 7:30 here in Otsego. Appears to be a quiet morning over most of the U.S. – there is some snow north of Minnesota – that’s it folks…. All the weather hazards exist on the other side of world where Europe has been fighting heavy snows and avalanches in the Alps.
After a sunny day yesterday we will move back to cloudy conditions today. Typically we are in the coldest part of winter now and we will see our temps fall by the weekend to below normal into the teens and single digits. Even with the cold air moving in this does not guarantee heavy snowfall for most of Michigan as storm systems may continue to pass south of us. In regards to lake effect for the western counties we still need some wind moving off the lake with enough lift and moisture to move the snow inland. Still a bit early to determine how the cold air will effect the state.
Short term we will see some patchy drizzle and a wintry mix through Wednesday morning. A couple of cold fronts will make their way into the state one on Wednesday and another on Thursday which could usher in some snow flurries. Models show snow for the weekend but they continue to struggle on the track and amounts – we will have a better idea as we get further into the week.
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