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Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, periods of snow showers. Patchy blowing snow. Snow accumulation around an inch. Lows around 4 above inland to around 10 above at the shore. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent. Wind chill readings to 15 below zero. Wednesday, colder. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Patchy blowing snow in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 12. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow 50 percent. Lowest wind chill readings to 15 below zero in the morning. Wednesday night, a slight chance of snow in the evening, then a chance of snow overnight. Cloudy. Lows 3 to 8 above. Temperatures rising into the upper teens after midnight. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

Extended forecast: Thursday, much warmer. A chance of snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle in the morning, then snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, freezing rain, rain and drizzle in the afternoon. Cloudy. Minor ice accumulation possible. Highs around 35. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Thursday night, a 50 percent chance of drizzle and snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle in the evening. Cloudy. Lows 19 to 24. Friday, colder, cloudy. Highs around 26. Friday night through Saturday night, cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Lows 7 to 12 above. Highs around 19. Sunday, cloudy. Highs around 23. Sunday night and Monday, cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow showers. Lows around 16. Highs around 29.

Lake Superior: Gale warning in effect through Wednesday morning. Heavy freezing spray warning in effect from this evening through Wednesday morning. Tonight, northwest wind up to 30 knots. Periods of snow showers. Heavy freezing spray. Waves building to 9 to 12 feet occasionally to 15 feet. Wednesday, northwest wind 15 to 25 knots diminishing to 5 to 15 knots in the afternoon. Gale force gusts up to 34 knots. Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Heavy freezing spray through the day. Waves subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet. Wednesday night, south wind 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 knots after midnight. Gale force gusts up to 38 knots. Cloudy. A chance of snow after midnight. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet, then building to 2 to 4 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Monday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 24 degrees, 10 degrees above normal. The high Monday was 27 degrees and the overnight low was 20 degrees.

Precipitation: Monday, trace. Year to date, .23 inches. Normal to date, .46 inches.

Snowfall: Monday, trace. Season to date, 84.1 inches. Normal to date, 81.4 inches.

Sunset: 5:19 this evening.

Sunrise: 8:33 a.m. Wednesday