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Rain moving in late Wednesday

High temperatures today reached the lower to middle 70s with mostly sunny skies. Winds came out of the west until the middle of the day, and that helped the temperature reach 74 degrees in Alpena. Once a lake breeze kicked in and winds shifted out of the east, that cooled temperatures near the shoreline during the late-afternoon.

Our dry weather is shifting to the east. Two areas of moisture are moving toward our area, one over Iowa and Wisconsin, and the other is a cold front moving in from central Canada (moving southeastward across the Canadian border). This moisture will bring rain to our area tomorrow and the cold front will cause colder temperatures later this week.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to about 50 degrees overnight with increasing cloud cover. Mainly cloudy skies are expected in the morning, then rain showers will arrive during the afternoon. Steadier rain is expected in the evening.

Rain is likely tomorrow afternoon and evening, amounting close to a half-inch. More showers will likely persist Thursday morning and afternoon producing additional rainfall of 0.25-0.5 inch. A gap of dry weather is expected late Thursday to midday Friday. Then another system moving in from the west will produce more showers late Friday and most of Saturday.

High temperatures will reach close to 70 degrees Wednesday afternoon, and the chance of rain will increase in the afternoon and evening. After a cold front passes through, colder temperatures are expected Thursday with afternoon highs only in the upper 50s. Temperatures will rebound close to 70 degrees on Friday. 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.