Old Man Winter loosened its hold “slightly” on the U.P. Thursday, as southwesterly winds brought milder air to the region. Snow enters heading into the evening with a clipper, which looks to coat the area with 3-6 inches of the white stuff. Lows will drop to the low and mid single digits, with southwest winds between 15 to 20 miles per hour.
Friday, the snow leaves, but more arctic air arrives producing more lake effect snow. And for that reason, a Lake Effect Snow Advisory has been issued for Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga, Alger, and Northern School Craft counties from 1pm Friday until 7am Saturday. Between 6-12 inches of snow is expected between those times.
Highs will reach the lower single digits, as northwest winds increase between 15 to 25 miles per hour. Tomorrow night, a few light flurries will be leftover, except in those locations that are seeing lake effect snow off of Superior. Low temps will bottom out around 0 to -5, with northwest winds around 10 to 15 miles per hour. Saturday brings a few more rays of sunshine to the region, as temps fight to get closer to normal.