Messy mix moves out, but cold wind and lake effect snow roll in Thursday

NWS wind and lakeshore flooding alerts in effect with impacting gale-force winds -- cold temps, lake effect snow to follow Thursday.
Impact showers taper off, but stiff wind steers in return of lake effect snow Thursday.
Updated: Apr. 5, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT
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The messy mix of wet snow, freezing rain, rain and thunderstorms taper off west to east Wednesday with a thaw setting in. The thaw is brief however, as gale-force winds persist and veer more westerly to northwesterly, steering in a wintry chill overnight and the return of lake effect snow Thursday.

Clearing of the snow and clouds take over Friday to set off a gradual warming trend into the Easter holiday weekend. Few disturbances in the flow brush the U.P. with snow showers early Saturday and later Sunday -- with periods of sunshine in-between.

The warmup ensues next week, with high temps climbing over 60 degrees for some Upper Michigan areas towards Tuesday.

Tonight: Scattered clouds with rain and thunderstorms east diminishing late, then scattered snow showers spreading from west to east overnight; windy with southwest gusts over 30 mph (over 50 mph nearshore)

>Lows: 10s/20s (colder interior west/central)

Thursday: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with lake effect snow in the northwest wind belts; blustery

>Highs: 30

Friday: Mostly sunny then increasing clouds and snow showers late

>Highs: 30s/40

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers early, then becoming mostly sunny; mild

>Highs: 40s/50

Sunday, Easter: Mix of sunshine and pop-up rain showers in the afternoon; seasonably warm

>Highs: 50s

Monday: Mostly sunny and warm

>Highs: 50s/60

Tuesday: Partly cloudy and warm

>Highs: 60

Wednesday: Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy with rain showers late; warm and windy

>Highs: 60s/70