High pressure and drier air moves in out of Alberta, Canada today. That means those gusty northerly winds leftover from this morning will die down to near calm this evening. That Canadian high pressure will settle into Upper Michigan for the night, allowing for mainly clear skies and calm winds. This combination means we??ll see some of the coolest air of the season tonight. Lows will sink into the mid and upper teens in those typical cold spots of the western interior. Elsewhere, overnight lows will hold into the mid and upper 20s.
Moisture will return to the U.P. as the next wave lifts into the region Tuesday. Expect increasing clouds during the morning and snow flurries along the Wisconsin line around lunch time. Snow spreading across the rest of the forecast area throughout the afternoon may accumulate just enough to create a slick spot or two into Tuesday evening.
By Wednesday morning, temperatures teetering around freezing means isolated pockets of freezing rain cannot be ruled out across portions of west/central Upper Michigan. Warmer air is expected by Thursday. Highs will reach well into the 50s for us! Oddly enough, that could mean that the last day of October would be the first day of above average temperatures since October 15th! However, rainy conditions will also accompany that brief warm up. I might suggest a Halloween costume that includes a raincoat or an umbrella. The Morton Salt girl or Gloucester fisherman would work well!
Cooler air will filter into the Upper Peninsula to bring some gusty winds and minor snow accumulations in time for the first weekend in November. Stay tuned to TV6 & FOX UP for details all week!