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Soggy Saturday; Warmer by Monday with more sunshine

A low pressure system currently over southern Wisconsin is approaching, bringing widespread rain to Northeast Michigan tonight and tomorrow. A breeze out of the east/northeast on the top side of the storm system will drag cooler temperatures into the area.

High temperatures today warmed close to the 80 degree mark before the clouds thickened over the Sunrise Side. High temperatures will be several degrees cooler tomorrow, likely reaching only into the 70s.

Periods of rain will last through much of tomorrow in addition to a risk of thunderstorms. Most areas of Northeast Michigan can expect up to a half-inch of rain. A little less rainfall is forecast north of Alpena, while some locations south of Alpena could receive up to one inch. A breeze out of the east combined with the thick cloud cover and rainfall will limit afternoon temperatures to the mid-70s.

Saturday will be a hazardous day to head to the beach because of a risk of thunderstorms. Tomorrow, wave heights will reach 3-5 feet, and the wind speed will be blowing at 15 knots. The strong breeze, high waves, and unsettled weather have prompted a Small Craft Advisory to go into effect until 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday will be a slightly more pleasant day for beachgoers with dry conditions and lower wave heights of 2-3 feet.

Tomorrow is the most unsettled day in the forecast with widespread periods of rain and a risk of thunderstorms. Skies will begin to clear Sunday afternoon as high temperatures warm up to the 80 degree mark. Brighter weather is expected Monday and Tuesday along with warmer afternoons in the mid-80s.