Snow on the way to Michigan, and yes some spots get accumulations

We have quite a weather change Wednesday through Thursday. We could see some snow thrusts all over Michigan. Snow will even accumulate in some places.

To see snow, most of us have to rely on precipitation to fall at the coldest time of the night and very early in the morning. As I show you this radar forecast, you will actually notice the trend towards more snow at night and less during the day.

Radar forecast from Wednesday 14 April at midnight, Thursday 15 April at 12 noon.

The snow will hit the upper peninsula tonight and Wednesday morning. Northern Lower Michigan gets into the snow on Wednesday night. Early Thursday morning, the snow shifts as a few hours of snow south over the southern half of Lower Michigan.

Thursday lunchtime is warm enough for most of the snow to melt, with the exception of the upper peninsula.

As the ground and streets have warmed up, the grass may build up.

Snow forecast

Total snow forecast by Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 noon

Expect two to five inches of snow on the Upper Peninsula by Thursday morning. The Traverse City, Leelanau, and Benzie Counties, as well as near Cadillac, could have one to three inches of snow by Thursday morning. Anywhere in southern Lower Michigan, there could be up to an inch of snow on Thursday morning.

Although Thursday afternoon in mid-April will be cool with temperatures in the mid-40s, it’s warm enough to melt that inch of snow pretty quickly.

The streets will likely stay warm enough for the snow to melt when it hits the sidewalk.

If you’ve lived in Michigan long enough, you know that there is usually snow in April. The big question this year is whether there will be two snowfalls in April. It looks like there will be two snowfalls – another one next week. Next week’s snow may remain in the northern half of Lower Michigan.

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