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Clearing skies Friday, then warmer Saturday

High temperatures as of 6 p.m. have reached 59 degrees in Alpena, and the middle 60s to the south (around Oscoda and West Branch). Winds today started out of the east which kept temperatures in the 40s. As a low pressure system tracked over Cheboygan, winds shifted out of the south. It is possible the the recorded high temperatures for the day will be observed after this snapshot, below.

A low pressure system moved out of Iowa last night and has since traveled through Wisconsin and into our state. Pouring rain from earlier today has moved off to the east — typically, the region of greatest moisture and greatest lift is ahead of the storm’s center. Rainfall amounts totaled 1-1.3 inches across Northeast Michigan. The storm system is already on the way out. High pressure building into North Dakota will bring clearing skies over the next 24 hours. High pressure situated over the Upper Plains will provide a breeze out of the northwest, giving our area cool temperatures tomorrow.

Low temperatures will drop to around 40 degrees, and hover around that tomorrow morning. Tomorrow will start with cloudy skies, then begin to clear during the midday and afternoon hours. High temperatures will get close to 50 degrees. Dry weather will continue Saturday.

The chance of rain is very low tomorrow morning through Sunday morning. A storm system will move out of Texas this weekend, and a weaker storm system will also move from western Canada toward the Great Lakes — both of these will bring increasing chances of rain late Sunday.

Cloud cover will decrease tomorrow with high temperatures close to 50 degrees. On Saturday, a light breeze out of the south will bring warmer temperatures reaching the upper 50s in Alpena (likely a few degrees warmer farther inland). Then, a few showers are possible late Sunday until Monday afternoon. 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.