Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, patchy blowing snow in the evening. Snow showers likely in the evening, then a slight chance of snow showers overnight. Mostly cloudy. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Lows 19 to 24. Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Chance of snow 70 percent. Friday, mostly sunny. Highs around 33. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night, clear. Lows 21 to 26. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Extended forecast: Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs around 37. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night, mostly cloudy. Lows 24 to 29. Sunday through Monday night, cloudy. Highs around 37. Lows 25 to 30. Tuesday, a chance of snow showers in the morning, then a chance of snow showers, possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs around 35. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Tuesday night, cloudy with snow showers likely. Lows 23 to 28. Chance of snow 60 percent. Wednesday, cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs around 32.
Lake Superior: Gale warning in effect from 2 this afternoon through late tonight. Tonight, northwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 39 knots. Cloudy. Snow showers and drizzle likely in the evening, then a chance of snow showers by midnight. A slight chance of snow showers late. Waves building to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet, then subsiding to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to 13 feet. Friday, west wind 15 to 20 knots backing southwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Friday night, southwest wind 10 to 15 knots. Clear. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 34 degrees, 6 degrees above normal. The high Wednesday was 38 degrees and the overnight low was 30 degrees.
Precipitation: Wednesday, trace. Year to date, 40.42 inches. Normal to date, 32.05 inches.
Snowfall: Wednesday, trace. Season to date, 9.5 inches. Normal to date, 19.5 inches.
Sunset: 5:11 this evening.
Sunrise: 8:02 a.m. Friday