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Mainly dry Wednesday; Soaking rain Thursday

High temperatures today reached 43 degrees in Alpena, 48 degrees in Saginaw and 34 degrees in Marquette. We will retain daily highs in the lower 40s tomorrow. Then warmer temperatures will move in Thursday.

Overnight lows will cool to about 22 degrees. Morning temperatures will be in the middle 20s with mostly cloudy skies. Afternoon highs will reach just slightly above the 40 degree mark. Mostly cloudy skies are expected all day and light winds will come from the southeast, about 10 mph. Some patchy drizzle will be possible in the evening.

Looking ahead to Thursday, a storm system emerging out of Colorado will be positioned over northern Kansas. After which it will move through Iowa and northern Michigan by early Friday. Ahead of the center of low pressure (the L over Kansas), warm air and rain will spread into our area. On the back side of this storm system, blustery winds will pick up out of the north causing colder temperatures a changeover to snow showers — Northeast Michigan will get that Friday.

Here’s the outdoor activity forecast, a green checkmark means good weather expected:

  • Wednesday is looking fine all day, mostly cloudy skies although there is a low chance of some evening drizzle
  • Thursday will start dry, then rain will soak our area during the afternoon and evening.
  • Rain showers early will change to snow showers, then end in the afternoon. Friday evening will be dry and colder.
  • Although it will be colder, Saturday will be mostly sunny all day.

Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a high temperatures near 41 degrees. Lows will be around 30 degrees early Thursday. Rain will begin Thursday afternoon and become soaking Thursday evening. Highs on Thursday will approach the 50 degree mark. Winds strengthening out of the north will cause temperatures to drop on Friday — lower 40s are expected in the predawn hours, then lower 30s in the afternoon, and leftover rain showers will change to snow showers. Saturday will be brighter and cooler. 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.