Snowfall to turn to rain - and it could continue on Friday
Been craving snow? Enjoy it while it lasts.
The white stuff started falling Thursday morning in downtown Ann Arbor, but that snow is expected to turn into rain by 1 p.m.
The wet weather will continue into Friday, according to the forecast, with a high of 40 degrees. Predictions show a 90-percent chance of rain throughout the day.
On Saturday, meteorologists said there is a 20-percent chance of showers in the evening. Temperatures are expected to stay around 40 degrees for New Year’s Day and then cool off by Monday for a chance of snow, according to the forecast.
2011 has been the wettest year on record for the Ann Arbor area.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, which issues long-range weather predictions annually, forecasted in September that snowfall would be below normal for midwest states this winter.
The Almanac also predicted abnormal snowfall accumulation for most of New England down to Georgia and for Washington and Oregon.