Cold conditions carry on today, temperatures turn around over the weekend
SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - An arctic cold front swung through Mid-Michigan on Thursday afternoon prompting the substantial cooldown we’ve seen so far today. Wind chills are back to sub-zero territory, even with air temperatures back into the single digits for some. Pair this with the conditions we had on Tuesday, this has overall been our coldest week of the winter so far.
We stay cold throughout the entire daytime with highs only making their way up to around 12 degrees this afternoon. The wind will be staying out of the northwest this afternoon, speeds of 5 to 15 mph inland but continuing to stay closer to 20 to 25 mph in the northern Thumb. This will keep wind chills mostly from 0 to -10 for the rest of the day. The wind will lighten up this evening. Past a few flurries, it will be a dry day with variably cloudy skies allowing for occasional sun.
Conditions are quiet, just cold, for tonight. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with the wind slowing down, then picking back up around 5 to 15 mph with 20 mph gusts late in the night. That wind direction will be from the south southwest. This will be associated with a weak disturbance that only brings a quick-hitting round of snow in our northern counties near sunrise Saturday. This will be a light snow that only brings around a dusting to 1″ for those who do see any activity.
Lows fall to around -2 degrees tonight, wind chills will be closer to -5 to -10 degrees. Conditions will largely feel the same as Friday morning.
With the wind shifting to the southwest over the weekend, we’ll see warmer temperatures make a return again. Expect a high around 30 degrees on Saturday with wind speeds between 10 and 15 mph, gusting to 25 mph. There will be some snow showers north of the Saginaw Bay in the early morning hours, but that will move out quickly and earlier in the morning. The rest of Saturday is dry with a variably cloudy sky, allowing for some sun on occasion! Lows on Saturday night only fall to around 27 degrees.
On Sunday, temperatures will be even warmer thanks to the continued southwest wind. This will bring highs back up to around 37 degrees by Sunday afternoon. There is a small chance of snow and mix remaining during the afternoon too, but that chance only lies around 20%. Overall, there’s no need to change or cancel any plans you have this weekend with those snow chances remaining minimal!
More warmer weather is on the way for next week, take a look in your full TV5 First Alert 7-Day Forecast!
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