Cold air settles in - WNEM TV 5

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Cold air settles in

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After a day off yesterday for some, it's time to get back into the routine for most of Mid-Michigan today. While most are back in session, we still have a handful of school closings, head to our Closings Page to find out if your school is still closed.

Today & Tonight

Once the cold front responsible for our snow showers moves through, we'll see clouds decrease during the second half of the day today. While clouds decrease, it looks like mostly cloudy skies may win out through the daylight period.

There will still be plenty of breaks, but we may not see a dramatic clearing trend while the sun is still up. Temps will remain steady around the middle 20s.

Overnight, clouds will fill back into the area which should help stabilize temperatures a bit. Overnight lows will be largely in the teens.


Another cold front will work through the area on Wednesday, bringing another chance of snow showers to the area on Wednesday. Like today, we're not expecting any significant accumulation but slick spots are always something we have to be aware of.

Wind chills on Wednesday morning will likely start near or below zero and won't be moving much throughout the day. Be sure to make sure your prepared for the cold weather all day long.

Winds will be around 15 to 25 miles per hour out of the west southwesterly direction, with gusts near 30 miles per hour at times. We'll have to watch for areas of blowing snow on Wednesday.

The coldest wind chills of the week will be found overnight Wednesday into the morning hours of Thursday, where we could see some locations fall to around 10 below zero. Wind chill advisories may be issued once Thursday morning gets closer.

Weekend Snow?

Another storm system is headed in our direction as we move towards the weekend and it appears there is a good shot of another round of accumulating snow for Mid-Michigan.

Like we mentioned during the early part of the week for last week's system, it's still a bit early to talk about any specific snowfall totals, but it does appear this storm could bring impactful snow of several inches, to at least parts of the viewing area once again.

Forecast uncertainty remains in the exact track of the system. A few of our models take the system farther to the south through the Ohio Valley, while others are taking the storm a little bit farther north.

A storm track to the south would bring a better chance of all snow, while a track north could bring some mixed precipitation or rain to at least southern areas as the low draws in some warmer air. For the moment, there seems to be a good chance of most of the area seeing all snow.

Stay tuned throughout the week for continued updates as the details will continue to be ironed out.

The best strategy right now? If you have Saturday activities or travel plans, start thinking about some alternate options to be on the safe side. That way if you have to make a call later this week, you don't have to scramble.

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