Freezing rain reported in Clare Co. - WNEM TV 5

Freezing rain reported in Clare Co.

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A cold weather system is bearing down on Michigan, with temperatures forecast to drop into the 20s in wide areas of the state and up to 6 inches of snow predicted for parts of the Upper Peninsula.

The National Weather Service says readings will drop after midday Monday and says rain and snow will fall in much of Michigan.

The weather service forecasts some of the heaviest snow in the Munising area along the Upper Peninsula's Lake Superior shoreline, with about 4-6 inches accumulating by Monday afternoon. In the northwestern Lower Peninsula, the weather service predicts 1-3 inches of snow in the area north of Ludington.

High winds have been sweeping Michigan, with a 46 miles-per-hour gust Saturday afternoon near Lansing and 53 mph near South Haven that night.

Closer to home, Veterans Day will be cold with rain and snow mix likely. Temperatures will peak in the upper 30s early before a cold front brings temperatures below freezing by early evening.

Winter weather is currently hitting the northern part of the lower peninsula with snow falling in the Gaylord area. Many counties are under a winter weather advisory until 3 p.m. Monday, including Clare, Lake, Osceola, Wexford, Missaukee, Kalkaska and Crawford.

We'll remain cool for the next few days week but Rain/Snow will move out swiftly and leave us dry for the work week.

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