Marquette and vicinity: Today, patchy blowing snow after 3 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 13. Wind chill values between -10 and -20. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of snow before 8 p.m., then a chance of snow after 2 a.m. Patchy blowing snow before 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to around 18 by 4 a.m. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Thursday, snow showers likely, mainly before 1 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 21 by 8 a.m., then falling to around 14 during the remainder of the day. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday night, a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 4.
Extended forecast: Friday, partly sunny, with a high near 14. Friday night, partly cloudy, with a low around -1. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 18. Saturday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 10. Sunday, mostly cloudy, with a high near 23. Sunday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 13. Monday, mostly cloudy, with a high near 26. Monday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Tuesday, a chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Lake Superior: Heavy freezing spray warning in effect through Thursday evening, gale warning in effect from this afternoon through Thursday morning. Today, southwest wind 10 to 15 knots becoming south up to 30 knots. Gale force gusts up to 38 knots. Mostly sunny through early afternoon then becoming mostly cloudy. Heavy freezing spray. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 feet, then building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet. Tonight, southwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 39 knots. Cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the evening, then snow likely after midnight. Heavy freezing spray through the night. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Thursday, west wind 15 to 25 knots veering northwest 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Cloudy. Snow showers likely in the morning, then a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Freezing spray through the day. Waves building to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to 13 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 0 degrees, 13 degrees below normal. The high Tuesday was 6 degrees and the overnight low was -7 degrees.
Precipitation: Tuesday, trace. Year to date, 2.60 inches. Normal to date, 1.88 inches.
Snowfall: Tuesday, 0.1 inches. Season to date, 108 inches. Normal to date, 103.6 inches.
Sunset: 5:45 this evening.
Sunrise: 8:20 a.m. Thursday.