ESCANABA - A Winter Weather Advisory for snow and blowing snow remains in effect for much of the central and eastern Upper Peninsula through tonight and early Saturday.
A low pressure system moving northeast and reaching central Lake Michigan later this afternoon is expected to bring steady light to moderate snow to Upper Michigan through this evening.
Approximately 3 to 5 inches of accumulation is expected for Delta and Schoolcraft counties before diminishing overnight, according to meteorologist Megan Dodson of the National Weather Service in Marquette. Three to 5 inches of snow is also in the forecast for Menominee County, but is expected to diminish by early this evening.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Delta and Schoolcraft counties through 1 a.m. EST Saturday, and until 9 p.m. CST for Menominee County.
The heaviest snowfall for Delta and southern Schoolcraft counties is expected to occur through 5 p.m. tonight, and through 7 p.m. tonight for northern Schoolcraft County. Menominee County will experience the heaviest snowfall until 2 p.m. CST, said Dodson.
Blowing snow is expected, mainly near Lake Michigan, which could lead to reduced visibilities for motorists.