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January Weather Returns

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Projected Snowfall through 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 27 Projected Snowfall through 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 27
SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

A secondary cold front will continue southeastward across Mid-Michigan overnight, along with a few locally heavy pockets of snow. Visibility could drop rapidly at times and roads will become wet or even slightly snow-covered. Temperatures will continue to drop as the front passes, from the low 30s to the middle 20s by morning.

Since temperatures were above freezing for most of the day on Tuesday, most of the falling snow should melt on contact with the surface. Accumulations should be held to little more than a dusting in most locations, but there will be two areas of concern. Parts of Ogemaw and Roscommon Counties could see the snowfall total up to about 1.5" due to the persistence of lake effect snow at times through the night.

Additionally, folks in Huron County could see the snowfall totals climb a bit higher to about 1.5" due to some enhancement off of Saginaw Bay.

A portion of high pressure arrives on Wednesday, bringing a brief end to most of the lake effect snow activity. Expect a mostly cloudy day with a few breaks of sunshine sprinkled in at times. It will be noticeably colder however, as highs struggle their way to about 30 degrees behind the departing cold front. This should bode nicely for the kickoff of Snowfest in Frankenmuth, and for the daily routine at large!

Thursday brings us back to the snowy side. A clipper system darts across the region our of Canada, bringing some occasional periods of light snow throughout the day. Accumulations will again be on the limited side thanks to highs rising a couple of degrees above freezing right at the surface. Nonetheless, be prepared for a messy day.

Friday flips us back to fairer conditions, but slightly cooler in the low 30s. Then, it's back into the mild category this weekend with highs reaching near or slightly above 40 degrees. That catch will be some potentially messy conditions with a pair of weaker storm system skirting by the region. Both Saturday and Sunday will feature the chance of rain/snow showers, though it won't necessarily be an all-day event.

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