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Weather Normalizes as 2015 Closes Out

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Increasing westerly winds will lead to the development of lake effect snow showers to our west overnight. A few of these may stray into Mid-Michigan at times, but should not have a substantial impact on conditions overall. Lows will drop gradually to the upper 20s by daybreak.

New Year's Eve will feature a similar look as Wednesday, but without the chance for bursts of heavy snow. Winds will increase to 10-15 mph, keep snow showers from Lake Michigan going throughout the day. A few could continue to stray into Mid-Michigan from time to time, but will again do little to disrupt travel. Thanks to the lingering clouds cover and an intrusion of colder air to the west, highs will rebound little. Expect low to mid 30s at best for the daytime portion of New Year's Eve.

Chillier conditions will continue to take hold as we approach midnight on Thursday. As you head out to your New Year's celebrations, be prepared to bundle up! Temperatures will cool to the low 20s, with winds increasing to 10-20 mph. This will likely put wind chill values down into the low teens or single-digits as we flip the calendar officially to 2016. The chance for a flurry or snow showers will continue as well, especially along the US-127 corridor.

Stay up-to-date on the snow and chilly temperatures at our weather page!

Flurries will continue on New Year's Day as the cold really settles in. Upper 20s will be the best we can hope for on Friday, but we will see things moderate a bit through the weekend and into next week. Dry weather with some sunshine also looks to return Saturday through Wednesday.

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