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Cooler Thanksgiving; Next chance of snow this weekend

A low pressure system centered near Lake Huron will continue moving toward the northeast. It brought rain earlier today and warmer temperatures on the eastern side of the storm system. Behind the low pressure system, winds are coming out of the northwest and a few snow showers are possible this evening. High pressure centered near the Nebraska-Kansas border will bring calmer conditions for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

High temperatures today reached 50 degrees in Alpena but the warmth won’t last. Winds out of the northwest will bring colder air to Northeast Michigan tonight. High temperatures in the Upper Peninsula reached the middle 30s — similar to tomorrow’s forecast in Northeast Michigan.

For Thanksgiving day, early morning temperatures will drop to the upper 20s, that could cause some icy spots on the roads as any puddles or ponding freeze. High temperatures will reach close to 34 degrees with a mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon.

Looking ahead to the Bolenz Jewelry Holiday Parade, dry weather is expected to last although skies will be cloudy. Temperatures at 5 p.m. on Friday will be in the lower 30s, then cooling to the upper 20s around 7 p.m. Wind chill values will be in the middle 20s which is a good idea of what to dress for — the wind chill describes what it will feel like onto exposed skin.

Northeast Michigan will have a couple back-to-back days of dry weather for Thanksgiving and Black Friday. High temperatures will be in the middle 30s through the end of the week. The next chance of snow showers or a wintry mix will arrive late Saturday, possibly holding off until the evening. Snow or a rain/snow mix appears likely on Sunday. 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.