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Few showers early Friday with chilly temperatures; Winds strengthen this weekend with rain chances

A weak cold front is generating some snow showers from the U.P. through Wisconsin and into Illinois. Temperatures will stay warm enough that a few rain showers will be possible early Friday. Those will move to the east pretty quickly, then we should see some partial clearing late Friday.

Highs today got up to 53 degrees in Alpena. Behind the cold front, temperatures were much colder in Duluth, Minn. where the high reached only 25 degrees. That colder air is heading in our direction, Friday will feel quite chilly. Temperatures around Northeast Michigan will drop to the middle 20s early Saturday.

After that, moisture moving north from Texas and a storm system traveling through the northwestern and Upper Plains states will combine, bringing rain Saturday night and Sunday.

A stiff breeze will develop Saturday, out of the south at 15-20 mph. Winds will become more blustery Sunday at 20-30 mph. Once winds become out of the west Sunday afternoon/evening, a renewed colder air mass will bring dropping temperatures.

Friday: An early shower possible, then cloudy into the afternoon, some evening clearing. Early-morning temperatures will begin in the middle 30s. Highs will reach only about 41 degrees midday. Evening temperatures will dip to the middle 30s.

Saturday: A cold start, partly cloudy in the morning and afternoon, then rain will move in at night. Early-morning temperatures will drop to the middle 20s. Temperatures will rise to the middle/upper 30s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be near 44 degrees. Evening temperatures will settle close to 40 degrees.

Sunday: Rain in the morning and afternoon, a possibility of flurries at night. Predawn temperatures will be near 40 degrees. Highs will reach 50 degrees about midday. As gusty winds from the west kick in, temperatures will drop to the middle/lower 40s in the afternoon. Late-evening temperatures will go into the middle 30s..

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