Skies were cloudy early today, but the rain eventually pushed in during the afternoon. Heading towards tonight, more of the rain begins to change over to snow, with accumulating snow starting after midnight. Lows tonight drop to right around the freezing mark while the snow begins to intensify. Expect around 1 to 2 inches around Iron Mountain and moving east along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Farther north and west, 2 to 4 inches is forecasted with a sweet spot around the Keweenaw Peninsula of 4 inches or more. Winds for the east at 10 to 20 miles per hour.
Snow showers continue as we get closer to dawn on Friday and into the day, making for a snowy morning and early afternoon for everyone. After the initial snow, rain begins to mix in later during the afternoon as highs reach the middle and upper 40s while winds weaken to 5 to 10 miles per hour. By Friday night, more precipitation begins to enter the viewing area along with colder air. Temps bottom out in the lower 30s and upper 20s, which will change every raindrop back over to a snowflake. However, the snow should be light and have no impact on travel.
By the time we move into Saturday, anticipate a quick early-morning snow shower before skies clear out later in the day.