Bitterly cold weather across the area - WNEM TV 5

Bitterly cold weather across the area

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Bitterly cold weather is lingering across Michigan, with readings below zero and more snow in the forecast for parts of the state.

TV5 Meteorologist Catherine Bodak says low pressure will move in bringing light snow to Mid-Michigan. Accumulations of 1-3" are expected by Thursday morning.

Locally, higher amounts are possible if we do get some lake effect snow in the Thumb region. Daytime high temperatures on Wednesday will be around 12 degrees.

Below average conditions will continue this week with wind chill readings at or below zero the majority of the time.

The National Weather Service reports Wednesday morning it was 18 degrees below zero in Alpena in the northeastern Lower Peninsula. Frigid readings came in throughout Michigan, including 17 below in Ann Arbor and 15 below in Port Huron in the southern Lower Peninsula.

In Detroit, a reading of zero degrees was reported. And it dipped to 3 degrees below zero at Detroit Metropolitan airport in Romulus.

The bitter cold is expected to continue for several more days. In western Michigan, 3 to 5 inches of snow is forecast Wednesday and into Thursday morning. And more lake-effect snow is expected along parts of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula.

Please stay warm, and check on your friends, family, neighbors, and pets.

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