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Brighter skies late-day tomorrow; Slightly warmer this weekend

High temperatures today reached the lower 50s near the Lake Michigan and upper 40s farther inland. Skies remained mostly cloudy and a couple isolated showers off of Lake Michigan have reached Presque Isle and Montmorency counties. Drier and clearing skies will move in tomorrow.

First, high pressure centered over eastern Nebraska is also extending mostly clear skies across Minnesota and Iowa. Locally, cloud cover will decrease tomorrow afternoon. Then, a storm system currently over Texas and Oklahoma will move north. This will first bring increasing clouds late Saturday, then rain showers Saturday night until Sunday midday.

Mostly cloudy skies will remain tonight and low temperatures will cool to about 30 degrees. Skies will become clearer in the afternoon-evening period, and high temperatures will reach close to 49 degrees. Evening temperatures will drop to the middle 30s with mostly clear skies.

For tomorrow’s high school football game of the week, skies will become mostly clear. Temperatures at kickoff will be in the lower 40s, and cool to the middle 30s near the end of the game. Jackets and sweaters will be needed for the cool temperatures, at least wind speeds will remain light.

A storm system coming from the Deep South will bring a likely chance of rain to most of Lower Michigan beginning late Saturday. A very preliminary forecast for this weekend shows about 0.5-1 inch of rainfall from Alpena to Traverse City, and Houghton Lake to Cheboygan. Heavier rainfall amounts are likely south of Alpena, where rainfall amounts exceeding 1 inch are forecast from Harrisville to West Branch to Saginaw Bay.

Tomorrow will start with lots of clouds, then become brighter late-day, and high temperatures will reach the upper 40s. Temperatures will become very cool early Saturday, dropping to the upper 20s. Saturday will start with sunshine, then cloud cover will increase in the afternoon-evening, and high temperatures will warm to the lower 50s. Showers are possible late Saturday night, and some showers are likely Sunday early morning to midday. Temperatures will become cooler on Monday. 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.