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Clearing skies Friday; Chilly weekend temperatures

An incoming cold front and high humidity just ahead of the front have led to widespread showers and localized downpours. Occasional downpours will continue through this evening and tonight. A few light showers are possible early Friday. Most places will have drier conditions moving in Friday afternoon, although an isolated pop-up shower cannot be ruled out.

High temperatures today got up to 82 degrees in Alpena before the rain moved in with winds out of the south. Elsewhere in Michigan, highs reached 78 degrees in Saginaw and 68 degrees in Houghton. After tonight’s cold front moves through our area, winds from the northwest will bring much cooler temperatures and sharply lower humidity.

Periods of rain will last overnight with lows near 55 degrees. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s and scattered showers will be possible. Most of the afternoon will probably end up dry, and highs will be around 70 degrees. The evening hours will be partly cloudy with temperatures close to 60 degrees.

Some afternoon breaks of sunshine are likely on Friday along and it will feel a lot less muggy with highs near 70 degrees. Saturday will be partly cloudy and cooler with highs only getting into the lower 60s. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 30s early Sunday. Highs will reach the middle 60s Sunday afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will get a little milder early next week. 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.