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Chance of showers tomorrow; Slight cooling trend midweek

High temperatures today reached the lower 40s across most of Northeast Michigan. Winds out of the southwest at 10-15 mph helped bring our temperatures closer to normal for this time of year, after a temperatures this weekend that were significantly colder than normal. The day started with some sunshine and is ending with some snow showers.

A quick round of snow showers is moving through Northeast Michigan this evening. A break of dry weather will follow, then more showers currently over Minnesota and South Dakota will move through our area tomorrow. These showers are coming just ahead of a cold front — temperatures will reach seasonable values tomorrow, then winds out of the northwest will bring colder air midweek.

Taking a look back at the month of March, temperatures were slightly cooler than normal, and snowfall was much less than normal. The average of all the daily high temperatures throughout March was 36 degrees. Low temperatures averaged 4 degrees colder than normal. Snowfall for the month totaled about 8 inches which is 4 inches less than normal.

You may want to take an umbrella or rain-slicker with you tomorrow, although a break of dry weather is possible midday, then the chance of showers will decrease tomorrow evening. Morning temperatures will start around the middle 30s, and high temperatures will reach the middle 40s to upper 40s south of Alpena along with a breeze out of the southwest about 10 mph.

Throughout the rest of this week, Tuesday has the highest chance of showers. Dry weather and plenty of sunshine are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. A storm system will pass to our south on Friday, and there still remain some questions about rain/snow chances in Northeast Michigan (for now the forecast is looking dry but cloudy).

Expect scattered showers tomorrow with afternoon temperatures reaching the middle 40s (upper 40s south of Alpena). Highs will remain in the middle 40s on Wednesday but the difference will be some more sunshine. Temperatures will cool a little on Thursday, with morning low temperatures starting in the lower 20s and highs just barely reaching 40 degrees. Much warmer temperatures are anticipated this weekend. 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.