Snow for Mother's Day Across Michigan

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 12, 2013; 3:03 AM ET
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It is not just cold winds and chilly temperatures making this Mother's Day weekend feel more like March across northern Michigan, but also snow.

Snow lightly whitening grassy and elevated surfaces kicked off Mother's Day weekend across northern Michigan, while snow showers dotted dotted the Arrowhead of Minnesota.

The snow showers spread from Minnesota and across Upper Michigan and northern parts of Lower Michigan Saturday night and into Sunday morning.

Snow falling in Good Hart, Mich., on Saturday was captured by Good Hart General Store.

In most cases, the snow only left a light dusting, but some heavier snow showers brought up to 4 inches in places across northern Michigan on grassy surfaces.

Paulding, Michigan reported having 4.0 inches of snow since late Friday evening. In 24 hours, Sault Ste. Marie accumulated 3.4 inches of snow as of 8 a.m. Sunday.

The remainder of the Midwest continues to stay dry with snow accumulations being limited to the state of Michigan.

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Although the snow has all but ended, the chilly weather is here to stay for Mother's Day as the disturbance that brought the snow across Michigan funnels cold Canadian air into the Great Lakes.

This surge of cold air will keep high temperatures limited to the 40s on Sunday across Michigan and the 50s elsewhere in the Midwest.

On a more typical Mother's Day across northern Michigan, temperatures would only bottom out at around 40 degrees, then warm into the lower 60s for a high temperature in the afternoon.

Brisk winds will add to the chill, keeping AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures in the 30s across Upper Michigan and northern Lower Michigan Sunday and the lower 40s across southern Michigan.

The good news is that this March-like chill will not last beyond the weekend. Temperatures Monday and Tuesday will rebound into the 50s with 70-degree warmth to follow for midweek.

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