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Colder air arriving this weekend; Possible mixed precip. Sunday

High temperatures today reached the middle to upper 70s across northeast Michigan. Some early sunshine and brisk winds from the south helped boost the temperatures close to 70 degrees in some localized cases. A cold front is moving through Michigan and will bring colder temperatures this weekend.

Our source of moisture extends all the way to the Gulf Coast. The rain is generally moving from southwest to northeast, so rain will last into the nighttime hours. There’s a sizable dry slot in between our rain and the snowstorm over North Dakota and South Dakota — this dry slot will fortunately sit over our area on Saturday.

Overnight low temperatures will cool to the upper 30s. Mostly cloudy skies are expected throughout tomorrow and high temperatures will reach only about 50 degrees. The wind direction out of the southwest will not do much to help temperatures since the cold front moving through our area is bringing a significantly colder air mass for this weekend. (Usually, a southwest wind helps temperatures stay warm — not the case on Saturday.)

High temperatures over the next few days will hover around the lower 50s, running a few degrees cooler than normal. Some long range indications show warmer temperatures are possible at the end of next week.

Gray weather will be dominant this weekend, not much sunshine is expected. A few showers are possible Sunday, and flurries could possible mix with showers early in the morning and late at night. Cloudy skies are expected on Monday with high temperatures near 50 degrees. 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.