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Saturday will be the brighter half of the weekend

One area of high pressure over Minnesota and another area of high pressure north of the North Dakota-Canada border will maintain dry and tranquil weather locally. Northeast Michigan should end up with a few breaks of sun Saturday. The most potent storm system nationwide is bringing some snow to parts of North Carolina and Virginia. It will be heading out into the Atlantic. The next notable storm system currently over Idaho will take a path toward the southeast and end up in Texas.

High temperatures in Northeast Michigan reached the middle 20s to lower 30s Friday afternoon. Temperatures got up to 29 degrees in Alpena, 30 degrees in Oscoda and 25 degrees in Onaway. These temperatures are near or just slightly above normal for early January. Temperatures will become a little warmer over the weekend.

High temperatures will reach close to 32 degrees Saturday and 33 degrees Sunday. Highs over the weekend will be 5-6 degrees above normal for early January. Early next week, winds from the southwest will nudge temperatures a little warmer. Highs will be near 34 degrees Monday and Tuesday, then getting up to around 36 degrees Wednesday. By midweek, it’ll feel “warm” by January standards with temperatures running nearly 10 degrees above normal!

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Temperatures will begin in the middle teens predawn. Late-morning temperatures will rise to the upper 20s. Afternoon highs will be near 32 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the middle 20s.

Sunday: Cloudy skies. Early-morning temperatures will be in the lower 20s. Temperatures will climb to the upper 20s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will get up to about 33 degrees. Evening temperatures will be close to 30 degrees.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Early-morning temperatures will be in the lower 20s. Afternoon highs will reach close to 34 degrees. Evening temperatures will be near 30 degrees.

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