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Cooler this weekend and mainly dry through early next week

A cold front has produced scattered thunderstorms over Northern Michigan. This cold front will bring cooler temperatures and also much lower humidity this weekend. Clearing skies currently over Wisconsin and Illinois will expand into Michigan, providing some afternoon sunshine on Saturday.

High temperatures today reached 85 degrees in Alpena. Highs only got to 76 degrees in Marquette, a sign of cooler changes on the way this weekend. Winds will come from the northwest on Saturday and from the north on Sunday which will help bring cooler temperatures into Northeast Michigan.

In other weather news, Tropical Storm Fay formed yesterday off the coast of Virginia. It will track north, through Vermont on Saturday, and then cross the Canadian border.

Flooding has been a major issue in the New York City and Philadelphia areas. Tropical Storm Warnings have been in effect Friday evening for coastal New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and coastal Connecticut. Surrounding that, Flash Flood Watches have been posted for New Jersey, parts of Upstate New York, eastern Pennsylvania, also reaching into Connecticut and western Massachusetts.

Around Alpena … Saturday: Decreasing clouds, becoming partly cloudy. Predawn lows will be around 62 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the lower 70s around 10 a.m. Afternoon highs will reach about 84 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds and a chance of spotty shower midday. Predawn temperatures will start off the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will be close to 70 degrees. Afternoon highs will be around 79 degrees. Temperatures will gradually cool to the lower 70s in the early-evening.

Monday: Partly cloudy. Predawn temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Temperatures will increase to about 70 degrees in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will get up to 80 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the middle 70s.

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