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This week in weather: Snow, sleet, rain, thunder, fog

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Snow, sleet, rain, thunder, lightning, fog and mist all on the same morning: Pure Michigan.

While other states are seeing flowers, Michigan is still seeing flakes. Snow moved in overnight, varying from 3 inches around Flint to an inch or less in the metro area.

“Yes, it’s a little setback for spring,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Tilley, working from the White Lake Township station. “We received 2 1/2 inches here at the station overnight. Our satellite and radar readings showed the front moving in from the Midwest starting Monday morning.

“It’s moving east now and should be over with by 9 or 10 a.m. Tuesday.”

According to the NWS, the heaviest amount of snow occurred north of the Interstate 69 corridor near Lapeer, Saginaw and Flint.

“We’ll see conditions improving through the day into the afternoon,” Tilley said. “Temperatures will recover to about 45 degrees, which is still below average. This time of year the average temperature is in the lower 50s.”

The expected low for Tuesday night will be about 31.

“Thursday is looking to be the warmest day of the week with a high in the upper 60s,” Tilley said. “But there will be a chance of thunderstorms by Thursday evening.”

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Extended forecast

Tuesday: Rain and snow showers likely before noon. Mostly cloudy with highs in the middle 40s.

Tuesday night: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy with lows in the uppers 20s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with highs of around 50.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear with lows of about 40.

Thursday: Highs in the lower 60s. There is an 80 percent chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms.

Thursday night: There is an 80 percent chance of rain. Lows mainly in the middle 40s.

Friday: There is a 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with highs mostly in the lower 50s.

Friday night: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with lows mainly in the upper 20s.