There was a collective groan throughout mid-Michigan on Monday when weather agencies began forecasting a winter storm that could dump more than 8 inches on us in the first week of spring.

Good news!

The Winter Storm Watch for mid-Michigan counties has been cancelled as new forecast models show the colder, snowy part of the storm impacting northern lower Michigan, while we can expect mainly rain, according to WOOD-TV Meteorologist Bill Steffen.

The Weather Channel now predicts daytime high temperatures in the mid-40s.

And now, a collective sigh across mid-Michigan.  As for Traverse City... heh...