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Cloudy and cool Thursday; Rain Friday and a risk of thunderstorms

High temperatures today varied from the lower 60s to upper 70s across Northeast Michigan, depending on proximity to Lake Huron. Winds from the northeast brought cool temperatures to the shoreline, where afternoon temperatures today reached 63 degrees in Rogers City and 68 degrees in Alpena. Farther away from Lake Huron, high temperatures reached 73 degrees in Mio and 78 degrees in West Branch.

Showers moved through our area this afternoon, although heavier rainfall occurred south of Alpena. Observed rainfall amounts include: 0.24 inches in Alpena, 0.40 inches in Mio, and 1.15 inches in Houghton Lake. Cloudy skies will linger tonight and most of tomorrow, then cloud cover may briefly decrease tomorrow evening. The next round of rain will arrive tomorrow night or very early Friday.

Low temperatures tonight will cool to the lower 50s under cloudy skies. A few showers are possible early tomorrow, then mostly cloudy skies are expected in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach only about 64 degrees with a breeze from the east.

Rough conditions are expected on Lake Huron over the next couple days. The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory until Friday at 6 p.m. Waves will reach 4-5 feet tomorrow and winds will come from the east at 10-15 knots. It will get breezier and choppier on Friday with higher wave heights forecast.

A few showers are possible early, then cloud cover will persist much of the day with afternoon temperatures in the middle 60s. Rain and thunderstorms will move in first thing early Friday and continue into Friday afternoon. Winds from the south will bring warmer temperatures on Friday, climbing to the middle 70s. Partly cloudy skies and some sunshine are expected Saturday with high temperatures near 70 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach the middle 70s Sunday and 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.