ABC 10 Meteorologist Adam Claibon says the first wave of moisture has pushed off to our east, and the second wave to affect us is currently bringing snow to Iowa and Minnesota. So for the time being, we will deal with the fog which has been dense throughout the morning and afternoon across the U.P.
With the “relatively” warmer and wetter air mass riding over the snow covered ground, fog has developed and will continue to stick around until colder air and higher winds arrive tonight.
Tonight is also when the snow begins to fall and the winter watches and warnings that were issued yesterday will remain in effect until 8pm EDT (7pm CDT) on Friday. A winter storm watch will continue for Marquette and Baraga counties, and we can expect 4 to 6 inches of heavy wet snow through Friday evening with higher amounts possible over higher terrain.
Further west, a winter storm warning will continue for Gogebic, Ontonagon, and Houghton counties, and higher accumulations are expected around 6 to 10 inches. Adam says he would not be surprised to see some locations receive over a foot of heavy wet snow.
Also another factor during this period, will be blustery winds from the NW blowing at 20 to 30 mph with gusts around 40 mph. Drive carefully tonight through tomorrow night as roadways will become slick and bundle up before going out.
Tune in for Adam’s full forecast during the 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. editions of ABC 10 News Now.