4 to 7 inches of snow expected between today and Wednesday

January 14, 2014

superior electric 250Mason County and surrounding areas are under a winter weather advisory beginning at 11 a.m. today until 1 p.m. Wednesday. A burst of snow is expected mid-day today. The snow should briefly lighten up late this afternoon, but will then intensify again by mid-evening. Snowfall is expected to continue the rest of the night and into Wednesday morning. A storm total of 4 to 7 inches of snow is expected by Wednesday afternoon. Visibility may be reduced often to below a half mile this afternoon and tonight.

Also, The Pere Marquette River at Scottville Riverside Park remains under a flood advisory until Thursday afternoon. At 9 a.m. this morning the stage was 4.2 feet, bank full stage is 4 feet and flood stage is 5.5 feet. The river is expected to rise to near 4.3 feet by this afternoon.

Today’s weather forecast: 100% chance of snow with 1 to 3 inches accumulating. High temperature of 31 degrees with wind east-southeast at 12 mph.

Sunset: 5:33 p.m.

Tonight: 90% chance of snow with 1 to 2 inches accumulating. Low temperature of 23 degrees. Winds changing and increasing north at 23 mph.

Tomorrow: Sunrise at 8:17 a.m. Wind with light snow during the morning, tapering off during the afternoon. High of 23 with wind north-northwest at 20 to 30 mph. Snow showers and wind tomorrow night with a low of 18.

The outdoor report for Mason County is sponsored by Superior Electric of Ludington: 231-845-0126; www.supelectric.com.

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