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Sloppy start tomorrow; Dry and warmer Saturday

High temperatures today ranged from the upper 30s at the shoreline to middle 40s inland. A breeze out of the east at 10-15 mph off of Lake Huron kept temperatures a few degrees cooler near the lake. Temperatures will warm slightly tomorrow, then rise even further this weekend.

An area of high pressure over Lake Huron brought sunny skies and calm weather to our area today. A storm system to our southwest will bring increasing clouds this evening. Showers currently in Wisconsin and Illinois will continue to move eastward, and bring us snow showers or mixed precipitation tomorrow morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for all of Northern Michigan — in our area, the advisory starts at 5 a.m. tomorrow morning and ends at noon. Snow, sleet and a possibility of light freezing rain will likely create slippery road surfaces tomorrow morning, so allow extra time for any morning travel. The showery weather will be short-lived, departing our area tomorrow afternoon.

Overnight lows will drop to the upper 20s under cloudy skies. Expect mixed precipitation types tomorrow morning, then cloudy skies in the afternoon as afternoon temperatures reach the middle 40s.

Precipitation amounts tomorrow will be minimal, the issue tomorrow is not the amount but the messy precipitation types. Saturday is looking dry with a mix of sun and clouds. The chance of rain increases on Sunday and continues Monday.

Although tomorrow morning will start with sloppy weather, the afternoon should end up gray and calm. High temperatures will warm to the middle 50s on Saturday with a dry start to the weekend. Periods of rain become likely Sunday afternoon with highs once again in the 50s. 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.