GAYLORD, MI – The possibility of heavy bands of lake-effect snow has triggered a winter weather advisory for a portion of northern Michigan. This will begin Thursday evening and continue Friday afternoon.
Areas near Sault Ste. Marie could see up to 6 inches of snow by Friday, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service’s Gaylord office.
Areas such as Traverse City, Grayling and those north of the Mackinac Bridge could see an inch or two of snow. The eastern Upper Peninsula could also see a few inches on the ground early tomorrow.
The Winter Weather Advisory for central Chippewa County is in effect from 9 p.m. tonight until 1 p.m. Friday. It covers the cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Brimley, Kinross and Sugar Island.
“Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts possible,” the NWS advisory said. “The highest accumulations are expected east of a line from Bay Mills to Kelden, including Sault Ste. Married.”
Slippery roads may slow travel Friday morning in this area.