Warmth Will Give Way To Cold And Lake Effect Snow

 

A much colder air mass has spilled into the Great Lakes Region and it’s likely to stick around in the foreseeable future. The storm system that brought over two feet of snow to portions of the Upper Peninsula will continue rotating northeast into Canada. Cold, Canadian air is wrapping in around the back side of this system, which has turned local wind patterns out of the west.

Lake effect snow showers will develop through the day today as cold air continues to build into the area. Lake effect snow will become a bit more widespread late tonight, Thursday and into early Friday. Areas along the lake shore could see several inches in accumulations, while amounts taper off inland.

 

 

Below is a basic explanation of the processes that take place during a lake effect snow event.