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Icy Mix to Affect Great Lakes Region This Weekend

10 Nov 2017, 5:55 pm

Winter weather may lead to icy roads this weekend across the Great Lakes region.

This comes after an Arctic blast struck the area with record cold and lake effect snow.

It's the coldest air mass this season sweeping across the east. Record lows expected Saturday morning– get ready!

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, November 9, 2017

The recent cold has allowed surface ground and road temperatures to plummet. This may result in precipitation freezing faster on the roads this weekend as a quick moving storm swings through.

A low pressure system is expected to pass over the Great Lakes region this weekend with rain and snow showers overspreading northern Wisconsin and parts of Michigan toward sunrise Saturday. A light wintry mix will likely accumulate on roads and sidewalks early Saturday in the affected regions, especially if left untreated. Motorists are urged to use caution when heading out Saturday. Remember, bridges freeze first.

Rain and snow showers will spread north and east by lunchtime, extending from northern Illinois to parts of Michigan.

By Saturday night, the wintry mix will spread eastward into cities like Chicago and Detroit, reaching Cleveland toward early Sunday.

Temperatures will not be nearly as cold with this system, hovering in the upper 20s/ 30s this weekend across the Great Lakes region.

The Arctic air retreats and temperatures will moderate quite a bit by Sunday with highs generally running in the 40s.


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