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A cool start, a warm afternoon and bright all day Friday

A weak low pressure system over Lake Huron has been providing some flurries in our area, but that’s going to depart to the east. Dry weather is already building into western parts of the state, and a drying trend will take over tonight. A high pressure system currently near the Missouri-Illinois border will bring mostly sunny skies for Friday. Winds on the other side of that high pressure system will shift out of the SSW and give warmer temperatures for Friday afternoon.

Looking ahead to the weekend: Early Saturday, a round of snow showers or rain/snow mix will move through Northeast Michigan. Then Saturday afternoon and evening are looking drier. Another chance of a rain/snow mix will move into our area Sunday afternoon.

After a cool morning, temperatures will rise to about 40 degrees Friday afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 40s over the weekend. Following Sunday’s chance of a rain/snow mix, winds are going to shift direction and strengthen out of the northwest. That will lead to a significantly drop in temperatures Monday, with highs in the upper 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, breezy. Winds from the SSW about 15 mph. Early-morning temperatures will begin close to 16 degrees. Temperatures will rise to about 30 degrees in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will get up to 40 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle/lower 30s.

Saturday: A chance of snow or a rain/snow mix in the morning, then drying out for the afternoon and evening. Predawn lows will be near 26 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach around 42 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle/lower 30s.

Sunday: Likely starts dry early, then a chance of showers or a rain/snow mix during the afternoon. Predawn low temperatures will be close to 25 degrees. Afternoon highs will climb to the lower 40s. Evening temperatures will cool to about 30 degrees.

Monday will feel noticeably colder and windy. For the rest of Northeast Michigan’s weather forecast, watch the latest weather video by clicking the weather tab at the top of the page.