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Briefly colder Thursday through early Friday

A round of snow moved through Northeast Michigan this morning. Following that, winds shifted out of the northwest and that has begun to bring colder temperatures into our area. Highs today soared up to 52 degrees in Detroit, but only 36 degrees in Alpena and 36 degrees in Houghton, Michigan. Temperatures will become even colder Thursday.

The snow from this morning has moved east and out of our area. Dry weather will settle in tonight with partly cloudy skies. A weak disturbance is generating scattered snow showers over Minnesota and South Dakota. That’s going to move east and a bring a chance of scattered snow showers to Northeast Michigan for Thursday afternoon.

We’ll have dry weather tonight and into Thursday morning. Any flurries that move through Northeast Michigan Thursday afternoon will be weak. That chance of flurries will dissipate pretty quickly, heading into Thursday evening. Friday is looking bright with mostly sunny skies. The next chance of snow (or a rain/snow mix) will move into Northeast Michigan early Saturday.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, a chance of flurries in the afternoon. Chilly in the morning with predawn lows near 12 degrees. In the late-morning, temperatures will climb to the lower/middle 20s. Afternoon highs will be near 33 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Predawn lows will drop to about 15 degrees. Temperatures will rise to around 30 degrees by the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be heading up to around 40 degrees. Evening temperatures will be close to 30 degrees.

Saturday: Snow or a rain/snow mix in the morning, then drier late-day. The day will start with warmer morning temperatures, in the middle 20s. Afternoon highs will reach about 42 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle/lower 30s.

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