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Rain tonight, clearing late Thursday

High temperatures today reached close to 70 degrees before the rain moved in today. Winds will shift out of the north tomorrow, bringing much colder temperatures.

A few thunderstorms moved through Northeast Michigan at the onset of the rain, but the air mass will become slightly more stable as temperatures cool down tonight, so the risk of thunderstorms will weaken. However, significant rainfall is likely tonight and tomorrow. Dry air currently over Minnesota will progress into Michigan late tomorrow.

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for Alpena, Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties along the Lake Huron shoreline, and also for most counties adjacent to Lake Michigan for Thursday morning until Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, “The combination of high water levels, northwest winds gusting up to 30 mph, and 2 to 4 foot waves will lead to lakeshore flooding and beach erosion.”

About a half-inch of rain is expected tonight. Additional rainfall amounts of 0.25-0.5 inch are expected Thursday morning-afternoon. A period of dry weather will move in late Thursday and continue until Friday midday. The chance of showers will increase again late Friday.

Low temperatures tonight will drop to the upper 40s with periods of steady rain. Tomorrow will start with wet weather, the chance of rain will be greatest in the morning. High temperatures will reach only the upper 50s with brisk winds out of the north.

At least the cold air is short-lived, high temperatures will rebound to the 70 degree mark Friday afternoon. Friday will start with dry weather, then the chance of rain will increase late in the day. Showers are expected Friday evening until Saturday afternoon. A more prolonged stretch of dry weather is likely Sunday and Monday. 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.