Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, a 40 percent chance of snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain overnight. Cloudy. Lows around 24. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming south 10 to 15 mph overnight. Friday, snow, possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain in the morning, then rain, possibly mixed with snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Minor ice accumulation possible. Highs around 37. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Friday night, rain with snow. Lows around 32. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Extended forecast: Saturday, snow showers, possibly mixed with rain in the morning, then freezing rain likely, possibly mixed with rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy. Minor ice accumulation possible. Highs around 34. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Saturday night, snow showers likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the evening, then snow showers likely overnight. Patchy blowing snow. Cloudy. Lows 18 to 23. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. Sunday, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 26. Sunday night, a 40 percent chance of snow showers in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows 17 to 22. Monday and Monday night, warmer. Partly cloudy. Highs around 37. Lows around 28. Tuesday and Tuesday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 34. Lows 19 to 24. Wednesday, a 40 percent chance of snow showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 27.
Lake Superior: Small craft advisory in effect through this evening. Gale watch in effect from late tonight through Friday afternoon. Tonight, east wind less than 10 knots veering southeast 10 to 20 knots by midnight. Gusts up to 30 knots. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming cloudy. A slight chance of snow by midnight. A chance of snow possibly mixed with rain late. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Friday, south wind 15 to 25 knots with gale force gusts up to 34 knots. Rain likely possibly mixed with snow in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet, then subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Friday night, southwest wind 5 to 15 knots veering northwest after midnight. Gusts up to 24 knots. Rain. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 33 degrees, 2 degrees above normal. The high Wednesday was 37 degrees and the overnight low was 29 degrees.
Precipitation: Wednesday, .45 inches. Year to date, 40.00 inches. Normal to date, 31.50 inches.
Snowfall: Wednesday, 1.5 inches. Season to date, 19.4 inches. Normal to date, 15.1 inches.
Sunset: 5:16 this evening.
Sunrise: 7:55 a.m. Friday.