For most of October, above average temperatures have been felt in the Great Lakes. Residents of Michigan were quickly reminded that Winter is right around the corner as the first snowfall of the season occurred Wednesday afternoon into this morning. Most areas saw only a few flakes flying through the sky, but some spots had minor, slushy accumulations.
The snow didn’t discriminate, falling over the majority of the state from the Upper Peninsula through Northern Lower Michigan to near Detroit.
— The Detroit News (@detroitnews) October 26, 2016
First snow in Michigan's eastern Upper Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/9T2fc40pfQ
— Yooper66 (@Yooper66eh) October 27, 2016
— Laurie Baker (@machonestable) October 27, 2016
Even the National Weather Service in Gaylord found enough snow to make a small snowman outside of their office.
— NWS Gaylord (@NWSGaylord) October 26, 2016
With Michigan temperatures in the 40s today and 50s / 60s this weekend, the snow will be melting away very quickly. Snow is possible today and Friday in portions of the Northeast, with the higher elevations in upstate New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts potentially seeing 3″ to 6″.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels