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Lakeshore Flood risk Saturday night; Very gusty winds Sunday

The National Weather Service has issued a Lakeshore Flood Warning for shoreline areas of Alpena, Alcona and Iosco counties. Stiff winds from the southeast at 15-20 mph (plus higher gusts) will push water from Lake Huron onshore. The National Weather Service warns of potential road closures due to flooding, and low-lying property near the lake could be impacted. The Lakeshore Flood Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Wind Advisory across all of Northern Michigan for Sunday. Winds shifting direction out of the west will become increasingly gusty. Strong wind gusts close to 50 mph are forecast. The advisory notes that unsecured objects will likely get blown around and power outages are possible. The Wind Advisory will go into effect at 11 a.m. Sunday and is expected to remain posted until 4 a.m. Monday.

In addition to strong winds, wet weather will roll in overnight and continue into Sunday. About a half-inch of rain is expected through Sunday in Alpena. Higher rainfall amounts are possible south of Alpena, 0.5-1 inch.

Temperatures will get cold enough Sunday evening/night that rain will change to flurries. Places near the Lake Huron shoreline will be the last to see the change to flurries, amounting to only a light dusting.