It's a sunny Sunday, but not a sunny Monday. As high pressure centers directly overhead, skies should be mostly to completely sunny with light and variable winds. Highs will be in the mid 20s, but the sunshine may make it feel a bit warmer.
As the high pressure center moves east, winds will pick up out of the south, granting us a less cold night with lows in the 10s. Skies should be mostly clear, but clouds will roll in from the west ahead of an incoming low pressure system.
For Monday, snow is likely almost all day with the low pressure system. The first snow should start from the west in the early to mid afternoon, but as it moves east it could produce some significant snowfall. The UP should see at least 3" to 4" all around, but the heavier snow should be in the northwest wind snow belts with lake enhancement off of Lake Superior behind the system. South winds ahead of the system will bring Monday's highs back into the low 30s.
For Monday night, the snow will continue. As winds shift, the heavier snow will likely be in the northwest wind snow belts behind the system. Lows will fall into the 10s to mid 20s. It will be colder west, but it depends on the location of the low pressure center.
Tuesday may see some lingering system-related snow, but the main event will be lake effect snow north which could drop several more inches in the affected areas. Lake effect snow may continue through Thursday. Next weekend is looking to be warmer.
This same system has caused the National Weather Service to issue numerous Winter Storm Warnings, Watches, and Advisories across the northern Central Plains. You can follow the system's track through the Weather Prediction Center . As of Sunday afternoon, there are no warnings in effect for Upper Michigan.
Northern lights were spotted across the Unites States Saturday night, and we should see them again Sunday night. This seems to be a very large geomagnetic storm, so the UP should have a great view hopefully. Thankfully, skies are looking to be mostly clear. There are reports of them being seen as far south as Colorado!
If you see anything, please let me know and share pictures on Facebook ! It would be pretty cool to have green skies on St. Patrick's Day.