From Monday evening to Wednesday, Upper Michigan will feel the effects of a winter storm.
On Monday morning, the low pressure will be located just west of the Great Lakes region. The first, lighter part of the storm will take place: the low will drift eastward on Monday, bringing a chance for light snow through Monday night.
The second, more powerful punch will be delivered on Tuesday. Colder air will move across Lake Superior. This will help to increase in intensity of the snow by early Tuesday morning. Snow will become heavy at times. And strong north-northwest winds will create blowing and drifting snow for most of Tuesday, mainly in the north-northwest wind snow belts of Lake Superior. This will create hazardous travel conditions, causing low visibility and near whiteout on roads and highways over much of the northern Upper Peninsula.
The low pressure will finally lift to the east of Upper Michigan on Tuesday night. The lake effect snow showers behind the system will continue through Wednesday evening. By the end of the event on Thursday, initial estimates indicate some locations will have picked up around a foot of snow ; the heaviest amounts will be in the north-northwest snow belts (Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Alger, northern Schoolcraft, and Luce county).