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Another warm day Wednesday, more clouds move in

High temperatures today reached 40 degrees in Alpena, 39 degrees in Grand Rapids, Michigan and 41 degrees in Traverse City, Michigan. Strong winds from the southwest brought warmer temperatures into northern Michigan. Temperatures will be similarly warm Wednesday afternoon, before some cooler temperatures arrive later in the week.

Many places throughout Northern Michigan have seen periods of sunshine Wednesday. Cloud cover continues to increase, first for places north of M-32 and then spreading toward the southeast later tonight. We will see more clouds around Wednesday because of an incoming cold front with a fairly weak low pressure system north of Lake Superior. This cold front will move through our area, shifting winds out of the north-northwest for Wednesday. Cooler temperatures will arrive going into Wednesday night and Thursday.

High temperatures Wednesday afternoon will get close to 40 degrees. Temperatures will become cooler for Thursday with highs reaching only the upper 20s. Friday, highs will climb to the middle 30s and temperatures will also reach highs in the middle 30s Saturday. Beginning Sunday, winds out of the south will bring another round of warmer temperatures to Northeast Michigan.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a warmer start to the morning. Early-morning temperatures will begin close to 27 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the middle 30s by the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be near 40 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool from the lower 30s to the middle 20s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy and cooler. Predawn temperatures will drop to about 17 degrees. Afternoon highs will be close to 28 degrees. Evening temperatures will be near 20 degrees.

Friday: Mostly sunny, cool in the morning. Predawn lows will head down to about 13 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will climb to the middle 20s. Afternoon highs will reach around 34 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the middle 20s.

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