Winter Weather Advisory is in effect

The National Weather Service in Marquette has issued a Winter Weather Advisory – in effect until 1 a.m. Thursday.

Upper Michigan can expect a wintry mix of precipitation through tonight then windy and snowy Thursday. Roads are snow–covered and slippery this afternoon, causing numerous minor

The National Weather Service says warm air ahead of a low–pressure system is resulting in mixed precipitation across most of central Upper Michigan.  The area can expect  freezing rain and rain through the evening…then see a change back to snow showers overnight as colder air arrives. The area with the most additional snowfall through the evening is the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Ice accumulations through the evening may reach two–tenths of an inch…especially over interior western sections of Upper Michigan…from Wakefield to Rockland and Watton.  Plan on snow showers and blowing snow to result in poor visibility over the Keweenaw Peninsula on Thursday.

The Winter Weather Advisory covers Baraga, Marquette, Iron and Dickinson Counties, including the cities of L`anse, Gwinn., Marquette, Iron River and Iron Mountain.

The weather will also be wintry in Keweenaw, Ontonagon and Houghton Counties. The National Weather Service says to expect snow and a wintry mix of snow…sleet…freezing rain and rain over the next couple of days, with a blast of very cold arctic air and wind chills as low as 15 to 25 below zero through Saturday.

The system is part of a major winter weather blast affecting the Upper Midwest.