The latest weather disturbance is gathering steam across the Missouri River Valley today. That system will approach from our southwestern flank keeping unsettled weather in the forecast for the Great Lakes region over the next several days. The main area of low pressure will continue to strengthen as it sweeps across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley into next week. As this occurs, instability associated with the low will create a moderate risk for severe weather for folks in the lower Great Lakes.
Meanwhile, here in the Upper Peninsula we can expect rain showers to spread across the area this afternoon and evening. We could get in on a few rumbles of thunder this evening/overnight. Cold air behind the front will then bring a changeover to snow Sunday night/Monday. Some snow accumulation is expected in the higher terrain of west/central Upper Michigan through Monday. Brisk northwest winds and lake effect snow are also forecast for Monday night and Tuesday. Snowfall amounts do not look terribly impressive. However, any accumulating snow could create a few slick spots on area roadways next week. Although this is good news for hunters who like to see fresh snow for tracking, gusty northwest winds associated with the evolving weather system will keep things interesting for folks across the Upper Peninsula.
Our new weekend meteorologist, Dan Giroux will have details on the unsettled weather pattern tonight at 11, only on TV6! Stay dry and have a great weekend! Happy hunting!