Tue. AM Update – The above graphic from the Weather Prediction Center is the probability of 2″ of snowfall between now and Thursday evening. The greatest chance of 2″ of snow is from the SW corner of the state (New Buffalo) to the Thumb Area. 1-4″ looks likely in areas southeast of a line from Holland to Mt. Pleasant with some lakeshore areas getting more snow into Friday evening. Note the axis of the heavier snow shifting to the southeast with each model run and the expected amounts lowered. Snow amounts lowered in NE Illinois.
The Winter Storm Watch has been scaled back considerably, as the axis of snow had shifted to the southeast. It now includes Clinton, Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Van Buren Kalamazoo, Calhoun Berrien, Cass. St. Joseph and Hillsdale Counties plus SE Michigan and N. Indiana. Colder air will send temperatures down below freezing for Thursday – Saturday.
The cold air won’t last too long, with warmer temperatures returning during the first week of March.
The average high temperature reaches 40 on March 5…and the coldest 3 months of the year is Dec. 5 – Mar. 5 in Michigan. Most major models are on the warm side for March in the eastern U.S.
ALSO: Snow flurries possible all the way down to Central Alabama. Aspen snow squall. Not a snow day? Sandstorm in the Canary Islands. Wave clouds. Really nice wave cloud. Wyoming whiteout. Palm Beach FL sunrise. Tropical Storm Esther moves into Australia (summer down under). U.S.A. in the snow. Sunrise on Mt. Washington.
Keep watching us for the latest on the snow and colder air this week.