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.
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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
Friday: Mostly sunny then increasing clouds and snow showers late
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with snow showers early, then becoming mostly sunny; mild
Sunday, Easter: Mix of sunshine and pop-up rain showers in the afternoon; seasonably warm
Monday: Mostly sunny and warm
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and warm
Wednesday: Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy with rain showers late; warm and windy
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