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Calm weather Thursday; Widespread snow Friday

Cloudy skies and winds out of the west about 15 mph brought temperatures close to the normal for this date. Although, a couple of showers fell in sections of Presque Isle and Montmorency counties earlier today. High temperatures around the area reached the upper 30s inland and lower 40s at the shoreline; similar temperatures are expected tomorrow.

The weather this evening is calm though cloudy to our west, across Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Mostly cloudy skies are expected across the area tomorrow without any precipitation. After that, snow from the Upper Plains currently falling over Montana and a developing system near the Gulf of Mexico will both travel toward the Great Lakes region and produce steady snow on Friday in Northeast Michigan.

For tomorrow, mostly cloudy skies will last all day combined with a light breeze from the west about 10 mph. Temperatures will start around 30 degrees in the early-morning, then rise to afternoon highs ranging from the upper 30s inland to lower 40s at the shoreline.

After that, our attention turns to incoming snow on Friday. Snowfall is forecast to start in the before daybreak early on Friday, and the steadiest snow will likely fall from shortly after sunrise through most of the afternoon, then gradually wind down during the evening. Snowfall amounts of 2-4 inches are expected across the area — except for lower amounts at the shoreline south of Alpena to Tawas City, where the snow may mix with rain midday and in the afternoon keeping snowfall limited to 1-2 inches.

Dry weather is expected tomorrow with afternoon highs close to 40 degrees. Snow is very likely on Friday, plan to take extra time on the roadways when traveling. High temperatures on Friday should reach the upper 30s near the shoreline, likely a couple degrees cooler inland. For Saturday, there is a lower chance of flurries early, then most of the day should be dry. Very cold temperatures are forecast this weekend — early-morning low temperatures will start in the lower 20s, and afternoon highs will reach only the mid-30s. Much of Sunday should remain dry, then a chance of snow showers will enter Sunday evening. 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.