First snowflakes spotted in Mid-Michigan - WNEM TV 5

First snowflakes spotted in Mid-Michigan

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This photo of snow was taken in Cadillac on Wednesday afternoon. This photo of snow was taken in Cadillac on Wednesday afternoon.
Photo from Carrie Gregg in Hale, Mich. Photo from Carrie Gregg in Hale, Mich.
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

Mid-Michigan has seen a big change in the weather this week.

Much cooler air has been flowing in off of Lake Michigan, firing up lake effect rain. In some places, the air has been cold enough to support ice pellets and snow.

Many Mid-Michigan residents have reached out to WNEM.com to tell us they've seen snow falling in our northern counties. TV5 anchor Carrie Sharp said she saw small flakes falling steadily Wednesday afternoon at her Bay County home.

With the first half of the month being so warm, winter seemed like a distant season. This week's weather serves as a good reminder that winter is indeed right around the corner, and it's time to make sure you're equipped.

Check your emergency kits in both your home and in your car, and be sure you are prepared for a winter storm or power outages. Know the signs of hypothermia, and how to administer basic medical care.

For the remainder of the week, we will continue to see the scattered lake effect showers with some snow mixing in. Temperatures will remain below average, and with a few breezy days ahead of us, it will feel like a cold late-October day.  

Use caution on the roads and sidewalks from the evening through the morning hours, as temperatures will be near or below freezing through the weekend.

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