Sunny weekend!

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The top pic. is Bittersweet Ski Area, where they have plenty of snow and will be open this (Fri.) afternoon/evening and over the weekend. Here’s a look at Michigan ski conditions (very good in N. Lower Michigan and the U.P. where it’s been cold and they’ve had a little natural snow).

The late morning satellite picture shows sunshine over most of the state of Michigan. Lake-effect clouds continue to stream off Lake Huron and there are some lake-effect clouds over Lake Michigan

You can see lake-effect clouds over Lake Michigan in this picture from the Muskegon Channel. A general light north-northeast wind has kept the lake-effect clouds well out over the lake. As drier and warmer air filters in, those clouds will dissipate. A lake-breeze will develop this PM and the next couple afternoons, keeping temperatures cooler by the cold water.

Travel throughout Michigan should be on clear and dry roads. This late morning pic. from the Mackinac Bridge shows clear skies and pretty solid ice in the water below the bridge.

This picture is a trailcam from Michigan Tech Univ. in the U.P. It was cold there last night. The temp. dipped to -1 at Houghton, -3 at Ironwood and -6 at Champion. Here’s Michigan snow cover this (Fri.) AM: Painesdale 40″, Grand Marais 37″, Munising 33″, Copper Harbor 32″, Calumet 30″, Atlantic Mine 28″, Herman 27″, Marquette and Harvey 25″, Jacobsville 22″, S. Ste. Marie, Watersmeet, Paulding and Michigamme 19″, Ironwood 18″, Chatham 16″, Cooks 15″, Champion and Gladston 14″, Rapid River 13″, Ontonagon 12″, Green Garden 11″, Stambaugh and Arnold 9″, Norway 8″, Gaylord 7″, Manistique and Kingsley 6″, Onaway and Alpena 5″, Maple City 4″, Grayling 3″, Houghton Lake 1″.

The morning run of the NAM computer model gives G.R. a high temp. of 49 tomorrow with clear skies and a high of 52 on Sunday with mostly sunny skies (some thin cirrus comes in during Sunday PM). The two weekend afternoons will be the warmest days of the month of March so far.

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