A strong cold front will bring down very cold air from the north. Temperatures will plummet behind the cold front falling from the 40s this afternoon into the 20s and 30s by the evening across southeast MI.
And that will mean lows in the 20s and 30s at night, and highs barely reaching 40 for the next several days. A clear, cold night Friday will bring temperatures down into the teens, potentially breaking record-low temperatures for November 11.
While snowfall amounts won't be huge, some snow squalls will be something we need to keep an eye out for tomorrow, especially with their arrival during the afternoon and evening commutes.
That strong cold front will bring blustery and colder weather to the area and a potential for near-record lows across much of the area. The record low for Saturday is 12 degrees. Actual temperatures will cool to the mid 20s, with feel like temperatures still in the upper teens. But that dry air won't last long.
As the wind turns north and then north-northeast, the lake effect snow will move east into northwest IN, with "light to occasionally moderate intensities", NWS said. The most significant snow will fall over a large part of the Upper Peninsula and part of northwest Lower Michigan. Despite sunny conditions, temperatures are expected to remain about 10° below average today, with highs in the mid 30s.
With the cold front arriving later on in the morning, we will have a chance to warm up tomorrow, so we'll likely see precipitation start as rain in a few areas.
Multiple lake effect snow bands are possible and there could be minor accumulations of snow southeast of both lakes. Scattered rain is possible throughout the day, with chances increasing toward the evening.
A break in precipitation comes Saturday due to an area of high pressure keeping us dry.