Marquette and vicinity: Today, mostly cloudy. Highs around 40. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of freezing rain and snow in the evening, then a chance of freezing rain overnight. Cloudy. Lows around 29. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Thursday, rain, possibly mixed with freezing rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Minor ice accumulation possible. Highs around 41. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Thursday night, breezy. Rain, possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain in the evening, then snow overnight. Areas of blowing snow overnight. Minor ice accumulation possible. Lows 15 to 20. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
Extended forecast: Friday, breezy. Much colder. Cloudy with snow likely in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow. Highs around 23. North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent. Friday night, mostly clear. Lows around 9 above inland to around 15 at the shore. Saturday, partly cloudy. Highs around 30. Saturday night, mostly clear. Lows 11 to 16. Sunday, partly cloudy. Highs around 36.Sunday night and Monday, mostly cloudy. Lows 22 to 27. Highs around 40. Monday night, mostly clear. Lows 24 to 29. Tuesday, partly cloudy. Highs around 43.
Lake Superior: Gale watch in effect from late Thursday night through Friday afternoon. Early this morning, variable wind less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves calm to 1 foot.Today, southeast wind less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves calm to 1 foot. Tonight, southeast wind 5 to 15 knots. Cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow late. Waves building to 1 to 2 feet. Thursday, southeast wind 10 to 15 knots. A chance of rain through early afternoon, then rain by mid afternoon. Waves building to 2 to 3 feet, then subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Thursday night, north wind 10 to 20 knots increasing to up to 30 knots after midnight. Gale force gusts up to 42 knots. Rain possibly mixed with snow. Freezing spray after midnight. Waves building to 10 to 14 feet occasionally to 18 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 26 degrees, 2 degrees above normal. The high Tuesday was 34 degrees and the overnight low was 18 degrees.
Precipitation: Tuesday, 0.02 inches. Year to date, 6.33 inches. Normal to date, 6.17 inches.
Snowfall: Tuesday, 0.2 inches. Season to date, 173.2 inches. Normal to date, 173.9 inches.
Sunset: 8:01 this evening.
Sunrise: 7:54 a.m. Thursday