Single-digit temperatures in SE Michigan forecast

Detroit News staff and wire reports

Marquette — Temperatures in southeast Michigan will dip into the single digits tonight with wind chills around minus 10 Monday morning, the weather service said.

Tonight could see a 40 percent chance of snow showers, with a low of 8 and a wind chill of minus 7 and wind gusts to 23 mph. Monday may see more snow with a high of 18 and a low of 10. The rest of the week isn’t expected to reach higher than 34 degrees, according to the National Weather Service weather outlook for Detroit.

Elsewhere, parts of northern Michigan could see as much as 2 feet of snow in another round of lake-effect snowfalls. The snow is expected to increase in intensity and could continue through Tuesday. A stretch of lakefront east of Marquette is forecast to get 18-24 inches of snow, and the Keweenaw Peninsula and Traverse City area could see at least a foot.

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday for the southwest part of the state, including the counties of Mason, Newaygo, Muskegon, Ottawa, Allegan, Van Buren and Kalamazoo, where snowfall totals could reach 8 inches, the weather service says. Snow and wind gusts to 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting and reduce visibility to under a quarter-mile, the weather service says. Snowfall will be heavy locally and, at times, at a rate of more than an inch per hour.

Forecasters say the snow is all lake-effect, and should rapidly taper off outside those affected areas without strong winds to spread it. Central and southeastern Michigan are expected to see anywhere from a dusting to a few inches of snow during the period.