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Fog possible tonight; Few showers late Thursday; Much drier Friday

High temperatures today reached only the lower 40s, and in some cases just the upper 30s. It was a raw day with soaking rain this morning, a breeze out of the east at 15-20 mph and cool temperatures. Temperatures tomorrow will get slightly warmer than today with another day of gray skies. Noticeably warmer temperatures will move in Friday and Saturday.

Taking a look back at the month of April, temperatures averaged close to normal. The average of all the high temperatures was 51 degrees (1 degree colder than normal). The average of all the low temperatures throughout the month was 32 degrees (1 degree warmer than normal). Total precipitation, which is rain plus melted snow, was slightly more than normal by 0.8 inches. Taking a look at just snowfall, that stacked up to 10.1 inches, around 4 inches more than normal.

Lots of moisture trapped under an inversion and very light winds could produce some fog tonight. An inversion is when temperatures are warmer a few thousand feet above the surface — normally, temperatures are colder higher up. Tomorrow will likely start with dry weather, then showers currently in the Upper Plains will move into our area in the late-afternoon and evening hours.

Tomorrow will start cloudy and dry with temperatures in the upper 30s. High temperatures should reach the upper 40s, then a few showers are possible late in the day. Winds will ease tonight, and remain very light tomorrow, only about 5 mph.

We have one more day of dreary weather, then some sunshine will appear on Friday. Morning temperatures will start in the middle 30s both early Friday and early Saturday. On Friday, afternoon highs will reach the middle 50s, upper 50s on Saturday, then into the 60s on Sunday. Dry weather will last from early Friday, through much of the weekend, until the middle of the day 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.