MARQUETTE - Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect Thursday night and Friday for the Northern Plains and Upper Great Lakes, the National Weather Service said.
A strong storm system moving through the area is forecast to bring widespread snows of one to three inches and up to eight inches to locations in the Upper Peninsula. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph will also create blowing snow conditions in the region.
In Dickinson County, the forecast calls for a slight chance of rain showers and then scattered snow showers overnight.
On Friday, there will be areas of blowing snow and scattered snow showers before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of snow showers after 1 p.m. with temperatures falling to around 24 by 5 p.m. It will be blustery, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch is possible.
Some areas near Lake Superior may see more than six inches of snow Friday.