August 24, 2019

Winter Storm Warning issued for most of Northern Michigan early Tuesday through Wednesday morning

Another winter storm could hit Friday

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GAYLORD — After two major winter storms in as many weeks, Mother Nature is set to deliver another blast of winter weather Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a Winter Storm Warning Monday afternoon.

For Ogemaw and Arenac counties, the warning begins at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and runs until 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. The NWS warns of heavy snow, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle. The storm could bring between 6 to 9 inches of snow, as well as a light glaze of ice accumulation. Winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour could cause blowing and drifting snow as well.

For Oscoda County, the warning begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning and runs until 9 a.m. Wednesday. The NWS calls for the same possible accumulation of snow and ice, but adds that some areas could see as much as 11 inches of snow.

In a release Monday afternoon, Consumers Energy said that around 360 of the 1,000 people who helped restore power after last week’s storm will stick around as the company anticipates more possible outages in the wake of Tuesday’s storm.

“In addition to Consumers Energy’s workforce, the company is requesting several hundred Great Lakes Mutual Assistance workers, many of them from outside Michigan, to be in place by midday Tuesday to assist with anticipated outages,” the release reads.

As area residents prepare for Tuesday’s storm, the NWS is also predicting another potentially impactful winter storm Friday.

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