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First accumulating snow possible this weekend

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If you need a perfect example of Michigan weather, it would be the transition from last weekend to this coming weekend. Highs last weekend and Monday in the low to mid 60s represented values closer to early October rather than mid-November. This weekend, we're going to struggle to reach high temperatures of  40 degrees.

With our temperatures at the surface on the chilly side, and temperatures aloft below freezing, any precipitation that falls this weekend will likely fall as snow. To see just how cold we're going to get this weekend, check out your 7-Day forecast.

As of the last few model runs, which occur every 6 to 12 hours, our forecast models have started to come to an agreement on an area of low pressure that is set to move through the region this weekend. Not only are they agreeing on this system, they're also showing the possibility of our first accumulating snowfall. One of our models, the GFS, suggests roughly 2 to 4 inches.

Despite all of this, it's important to remember that these are computer simulations which can change frequently, especially this far out from the weekend.

With that in mind, it's far too early to make any reasonable assessment on snowfall totals. It will be something to keep an eye on though as we get closer to the weekend. Stay tuned!

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