Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Winter weather advisory in effect until 7 a.m. Thursday. Tonight, snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches near Marquette and near Skandia, around an inch over the higher terrain. Lows around 5 below inland to around 2 above at the shore. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent. Wind chill readings to 25 below zero. Thursday, snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs 4 to 9 above. North winds 5 to 10 mph inland, except north 10 to 20 mph near the shore. Chance of snow 100 percent. Lowest wind chill readings to 25 below zero in the morning.

Extended forecast: Thursday night and Friday, cold. Snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Lows 4 below to 9 below zero inland to around 3 above at the shore. Highs around 5 above. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent. Wind chill readings to 25 below zero. Friday night, cold. Partly cloudy with snow showers. Lows 7 below to 12 below zero inland to around zero at the shore. Chance of snow 90 percent. Saturday, partly cloudy. Highs around 10 above. Saturday night, snow. Patchy blowing snow. Lows around 3 above inland to around 9 above at the shore. Chance of snow 80 percent. Sunday and Sunday night, warmer. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 23. Lows 9 to 14 above. Monday and Monday night, cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 20. Lows 4 to 9 above. Tuesday, a chance of snow showers in the morning, then snow showers likely in the afternoon. Patchy blowing snow in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs around 14. Chance of snow 60 percent.

Lake Superior: Heavy freezing spray warning in effect through Friday evening. Small craft advisory in effect through late Thursday night. Tonight, north wind 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers. Heavy freezing spray. Waves subsiding to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Thursday, north wind 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers. Heavy freezing spray. Waves 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Thursday night, north wind 15 to 25 knots. Snow showers. Heavy freezing spray. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet, then subsiding to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 8 degrees, 7 degrees below normal. The high Tuesday was 14 degrees and the overnight low was 2 degrees.

Precipitation: Tuesday, .02 inches. Year to date, .02 inches. Normal to date, .15 inches.

Snowfall: Tuesday, .3 inches. Season to date, 63.3 inches. Normal to date, 76.0 inches.

Sunset: 5:16 this evening.

Sunrise: 8:34 a.m. Thursday.