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Scattered flurries and breezy Tuesday; Remains cold through early Wednesday

Peak wind gusts Sunday reached the 45-50 mph following an exiting storm system that brought rain and even some nighttime snow showers over interior areas. These winds have begun to taper compared to the strong gusts felt Sunday.

Highs Monday reached only 35 degrees in Alpena. Some places in the Upper Peninsula didn’t even get above 30 degrees, the high was 28 degrees in Marquette.

Tuesday will feel cold with highs in the lower to middle 30s and brisk winds from the northwest. Those winds could also generate some bands of lake effect snow showers off of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. So, Tuesday’s forecast has a chance of scattered flurries in Alpena. This snapshot of Future Radar shows a forecast depiction of 9:15 a.m.

Tuesday: A chance of scattered flurries, cold and breezy. Predawn temperatures will cool to the middle 20s. Late-morning temperatures will be near 30 degrees. Afternoon temperatures will remain cold with highs around 33 degrees. Evening temperatures will go into the upper 20s.

Wednesday: A cold start, mostly cloudy. Early-morning temperatures will drop to the lower 20s. Temperatures will rise to the lower 30s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be near 40 degrees. Evening temperatures will dip to the middle 30s.

Thursday: Noticeably warmer. Early-morning temperatures will begin in the 30s. Temperatures will rise quite rapidly, climbing to the middle 40s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will reach about 55 degrees. Evening temperatures will head to the upper 40s.

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