Sometimes Mondays are hard enough. Today we catch a break and we enjoy above average temperatures to start the work week. High temperatures reach through the 40s to around 50 degrees under mainly sunny skies. It actually feels like spring across Upper Michigan! The forecast remains dry and mild overnight into early Tuesday. However, with such warm conditions Monday afternoon, a good deal of snow/ice will melt and then refreeze overnight. So watch for icy spots on area sidewalks and roadways Monday night and Tuesday morning.
If you??re a fan of this spring-like weather, you may want to find a way to get out and enjoy it. We??re expecting temperatures to begin falling Tuesday afternoon through midweek. Some light snow is also in the forecast for Tuesday evening through early Wednesday. Looks like accumulation will be limited to one to two inches over the higher terrain of north/central Upper Michigan.
We stay cold Tuesday night and Wednesday. By sunrise Thursday, temperatures are expected to be in the single digits and teens below zero. That means we may break more longstanding records. The record of 57 days of sub-zero temperatures was set during the winter of 1962-1963. We??ll easily tie that record this week. We may even set a new record before week??s end. While we're at it, we may as well set new daily low temperature records in a few spots with this next cold shot! We'll let you know when and if that happens. If this is bad news for you, consider this. Folks across the eastern United States are bracing for another big storm. We??ll miss out on that one. However, there's still plenty of winter left in Upper Michigan!