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Damp through late Wednesday; Drying out Thursday

An incoming round of showers will move from southwest to northeast across Northern Michigan tonight and Wednesday morning. Dry periods are expected Wednesday afternoon, then another round of showers will move in Wednesday evening. Following all of that, dry weather currently over the Upper Plains will move in Thursday, but it will take a while for cloud cover to clear out which will happen late Thursday.

Heat has left the state. Highs today reached only 66 degrees in Detroit, 56 degrees in Alpena and 53 degrees in Houghton, Mich. Locally, it was our first high that got only into the 50s in about four months, since the middle of May! The closest semblance of warmth can be found in Buffalo, N.Y. where the highs reached 79 degrees. Damp skies and a light breeze from the northeast will maintain cold temperatures in our area Wednesday.

The chance of rain will be highest Wednesday morning and in the evening. Drier conditions will move in Thursday, and skies will be brighter Friday. Rain chances will increase again late Saturday.

Wednesday: Showers expected in the morning and evening with dry periods in the afternoon. Predawn temperatures will start in the upper 40s. Late-morning temperatures will be in the middle 50s. Afternoon highs will be near 60 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the lower/middle 50s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy through the early-afternoon, then becoming clear in the evening. Early-morning temperatures will be in the upper 40s. Temperatures will rise to the middle 50s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be close to 63 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the middle/upper 50s.

Friday: Brighter, mostly sunny. Early-morning temperatures will be in the lower 40s. Late-morning temperatures will reach the lower 60s. Afternoon highs will warm to the upper 60s. Early-evening temperatures will be around 60 degrees.

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