Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, numerous snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Lows 14 to 19. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph inland, except northwest 15 to 25 mph near the shore. Chance of snow 70 percent. Thursday, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 20. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming west 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 11 to 16. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Extended forecast: Friday, cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs around 21. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Friday night, snow showers likely. Lows 9 to 14 above. Chance of snow 70 percent. Saturday, snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 18. Chance of snow 70 percent. Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows around 9 above inland to around 15 at the shore. Sunday, a chance of snow showers in the morning. Cloudy. Highs around 26. Chance of snow 30 percent.

Sunday night and Monday, cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows around 19. Highs around 26. Chance of snow 60 percent. Monday night, cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows 8 to 13 above. Chance of snow 60 percent. Tuesday, cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs around 20. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Lake Superior: Gale warning in effect through late tonight. Tonight, northwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 38 knots. Snow showers. Waves building to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet, then subsiding to 9 to 12 feet occasionally to 15 feet. Thursday, northwest wind 15 to 25 knots backing west 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves subsiding to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet. Thursday night, west wind 15 to 20 knots. Cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 32 degrees, 10 degrees above normal. The high Tuesday was 50 degrees and the overnight low was 14 degrees.

Precipitation: Tuesday, .11 inches. Year to date, 41.52 inches. Normal to date, 33.59 inches.

Snowfall: Tuesday, .3 inches. Season to date, 25.3 inches. Normal to date, 36.9 inches.

Sunset: 5:03 this evening.

Sunrise: 8:20 a.m. Thursday.