Tranquil Weather to End the Week Before Late Weekend System

Clear winter day. Photo: Ashley Davenport


After snow in some parts of the state earlier in the week, the only thing Michigan will see as the week ends is sunshine.

According to Michigan Ag Today chief meteorologist Ryan Martin, temperatures will moderate during the day on Thursday. Just behind that is a shot of cold air headed south and southeast through Michigan.

“As we move through [Friday], that colder air will likely trigger some on again, off again light flurry action, especially overnight into early Friday morning,” said Martin. “The rest of us are going to be seeing a mix of cloud and sunshine.”

A high-pressure system is setting up over parts of southern Wisconsin, eastern Iowa, and the northwestern corner of Illinois. That will bring parts of Michigan a lot of sunshine potential Friday into early Saturday.

“Our next weather system starts to push in Sunday—clouds first and likely seeing some light precipitation,” said Martin. “I’m thinking snow flurries coming off Lake Michigan into Michigan proper Sunday midday and afternoon.”

He is forecasting a bigger, stronger wave of precipitation coming from the southwest on Monday.

“That could feature just enough warming to get some rain into southern and lower Michigan—snow likely further north,” said Martin. “I don’t think we see any kind of significant moisture over the northern third of the Lower Peninsula and the UP. It’s definitely a southern event—hitting lots of moisture into Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.”

Another high-pressure system will develop and settle on top of the state Tuesday into Wednesday before some light snow accumulation possibilities on Thursday. Martin is forecasting that dry weather will prevail to end the week.

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