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Winter weather snarls most likely will continue

Howling winds caused problems across the region over President’s Day weekend. Athletic events were canceled beginning Friday night in some cases. Blizzard conditions kicked up along the immediate Lake Superior shoreline, closing M-28 between Chocolay Township and Munising. High profile vehicles were barred from crossing the Mackinac Bridge all day Sunday, including trailers loaded with snowmobiles, semi trucks, and other commercial vehicles.

For the Keweenaw Peninsula, the event is not over. A slow motion winter storm is unfolding that has the potential to eventually bring significant snowfall to the area. Through tonight, forecasters are calling for between six and 10 inches. Another five to eight are possible late tomorrow. The heaviest amounts are expected south of M-38, at least today.

When the snow stops, another round of arctic air settles in. High temperatures are expected to struggle to get out of the single digits at times later this week. They will stay in the teens outside of Saturday for the rest of the month. Overnight lows will flirt with zero degrees and below. Keweenaw Report will keep you up to date on any closings and cancellations that occur as a result.

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