Cold temperatures are expected across Michigan after an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains and made its way east.
In Michigan's western Upper Peninsula, temperatures in the teens were reported Thursday morning in Ironwood. In much of the rest of the state, temperatures were in the 30s to 50s, but they were expected to be in the 30s or below by Thursday evening.
A mix of snow and freezing rain is expected in places, making travel difficult. Cold weather is to continue through the weekend.
Gale warnings are in effect Thursday for Lake Superior and parts of northern Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, with high waves expected. In Lake Superior, the National Weather Service says waves of 18 feet are likely with maximum heights of up to 26 feet.
TV5's Catherine Bodak says colder air will filter into the area Thursday. Temperatures will fall into the 30s by the afternoon. It will also be windy with gusts in the 30s possible. The cold air will stick around for the weekend.
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