Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, patchy blowing snow in the evening. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 11 to 16. Inland, northwest winds 10 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph overnight. Near the shore, northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Wednesday, colder. Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 20. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night, a chance of snow showers in the evening, then snow showers likely overnight. Cloudy. Lows around 14. Light winds. Chance of snow 70 percent.

Extended forecast: Thursday, snow showers. Highs around 24. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent. Thursday night, snow showers. Lows 16 to 21. Chance of snow 80 percent. Friday, cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs around 25. Chance of snow 50 percent. Friday night, cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 13 to 18. Saturday, cloudy with snow showers likely. Highs 18 to 23. Chance of snow 70 percent. Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows around 2 above inland to around 8 above at the shore. Christmas Eve, colder. Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 9 to 14 above. Lows around 4 below inland to around 2 above at the shore. Christmas Day, cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs 6 to 11 above.

Lake Superior: Gale warning in effect through late tonight. Tonight, northwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 45 knots. Cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then snow showers likely by midnight. Freezing spray by midnight. Waves building to 12 to 17 feet occasionally to 21 feet, then subsiding to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to 13 feet. Wednesday, northwest wind 10 to 20 knots. Cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 feet. Wednesday night, west wind less than 10 knots backing south after midnight. Cloudy. A chance of snow showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Monday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 27 degrees, 9 degrees above normal. The high Monday was 32 degrees and the overnight low was 21 degrees.

Precipitation: Monday, .04 inches. Year to date, 42.24 inches. Normal to date, 34.68 inches.

Snowfall: Monday, .4 inches. Season to date, 48.6 inches. Normal to date, 55.1 inches.

Sunset: 5:05 this evening.

Sunrise: 8:31 a.m. Wednesday.