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      Latest Winter Storm Dragging Its Heels

      An Advisory for several more inches of snow is in effect for northwestern into north-central Upper Michigan.

      The winter storm that moved in last night has produced its heaviest snow, but its effects will linger into Saturday. Low pressure will drift through the Lower Peninsula and then slowly off to the northeast. At least light snow will continue with the heaviest snows falling over roughly the northwest half of Upper Michigan from Ironwood to the Copper Country to near Marquette tonight into tomorrow.

      The heaviest snows have fallen over the east and central. Here's some amounts;

      Manistique 9 inches

      Van Meer 8.5 inches

      Escanaba 8 inches

      Negaunee 8 inches

      Rapid River 7.6 inches

      McMillan 7.2 inches

      Peavey Falls 6.0 inches

      Norway 5.0 inches

      Menominee 5.0 inches

      Iron River 5.0 inches

      Jacobsville 4.5 inches

      Lake Linden 2.5 inches

      Snow will slowly wind down during Saturday as the low-pressure system continues slowly northeastward away from the area. A new low will quickly approach on Sunday. When the precipitation begins over the western U.P., it looks like it may be cold enough for snow or a mixture of rain and snow to start. However, the track of the low should be north and west of the U.P. That means enough warm air will likely be drawn up so that precipitation should change to rain over all locations during Sunday night.

      The active weather pattern will continue next week. While temperatures will be more moderate, they still look to be near to below average. Another storm later next week threatens to bring more snow and/or rain.