One of the effects of the shifting pattern is where the storms go. There will be a powerful storm heading north passing over Lake Superior Thursday night into Friday (snow map below), well to the west of us. It's such a powerful storm that the associated cold front is like a big giant comma with the leading edge well east of the storm center (second map below). So for us, we may see the precipitation start as snow late Thursday, change over to rain and or freezing rain and possibly change back to snow briefly late Friday as the cold front comes through. I think Saturday will struggle to get above OC (Env Can and TWN have highs of 3 and 2 respectively on Sat).
Late next week will be very cold.