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Much colder Wednesday and drying out

A round of snow showers moved through in the early-afternoon ahead of an incoming cold front. That cold front is generating more evening snow showers. After the cold front moves through, much colder air will move in late tonight into early Wednesday.

High temperatures around the Midwest on Tuesday got up to 43 degrees in Detroit, 37 degrees in Alpena — but a much different story farther to the northwest — 28 degrees in Minneapolis and 20 degrees in Duluth. The air mass over Minnesota is a sign of what’s coming Wednesday.

Temperatures will drop to a low of 14 degrees overnight. Morning temperatures will be in the middle teens with a low chance of flurries. Mostly cloudy skies and dry conditions are expected for Wednesday afternoon and evening. High temperatures will reach only about 20 degrees with a breeze from the northwest.

Bundle up for a very cold Wednesday morning, wind chill values will be near zero to start the day. Despite the actual temperature, the wind chill describes what is feels like onto exposed skin because of temperature combined with wind. Wind chills will be in the single digits Wednesday afternoon. By late-day Thursday, wind chills will climb to the 20s so the air mass will not be as biting.

An early chance of flurries will dissipate on Wednesday with highs near 20 degrees. Temperatures will climb slowly on Thursday, in fact a high in the upper 30s will likely end up happening after sunset. A chance of mixed precipitation or rain showers will become more likely late Thursday and into the evening hours. A chance of rain showers will continue early Friday and highs will warm to the lower 40s. Colder temperatures with highs in the 20s are forecast this weekend and snow is possible on Saturday. 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.