Scattered snow showers and cold temperatures Thursday resulted in some slippery roads, but travel conditions overall were better than what we had to deal with Wednesday. The heaviest snow showers were in the Thumb where the lake-effect kicked in. For the late-night period, just s few flurries will linger across the bulk of the ABC12 viewing area. Some breaks in the clouds are likely as temperatures overnight range from the single numbers to low double-digits.
Skies should be a little bit brighter for Friday and Saturday. A Northwest to westerly wind will hold temperatures back Friday, despite the sunshine. Highest readings for the day will surround the 20-degree mark. A few flurries will remain a possibility too. Saturday should turn out to be a partly sunny day. With a brighter sky, and with a southerly wind holding for the day, highs should make a move back into the 30s. It won’t feel that warm however, as wind speeds increase to better than 15mph.
A strong cold front will sweep across lower Michigan early Sunday. We won’t see much in the way of snow with it, but winds will be increasing and shifting in from the northwest behind it. This will result in falling temperatures Sunday afternoon. It will also get the lake-affect snow machine revved up on the west side of the state once again. On ABC12 News we will let you know how cold temperatures will be for the first of next week. - JR