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Sunny Saturday; A few showers and cooler next week

High temperatures today reached the upper 70s to lower 80s for most locations away from the immediate shoreline of Lake Huron. Mostly sunny skies persisted all day, and the weekend will begin with clear skies.

Clear skies extend across the Upper Plains so there’s plenty more sunshine on the way for tomorrow. The storm system over the southeastern states will remain well south of Michigan. The next system that will affect our area is a cold front gradually moving from the northwestern states to the Upper Plains. This cold front will bring showers as of late Sunday, then cooler temperatures on Monday.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to the upper 40s with clear skies and light winds. Highs temperatures tomorrow will reach the lower 70s in Alpena, upper 60s at the shoreline, and near 80 degrees farther west (around Mio). Light winds out of the southeast will keep temperatures slightly cooler at the shoreline.

If you’re going to any of the regional high school baseball or softball finals on Saturday, expect warm and bright weather all across Northern and Mid-Michigan. Temperatures at 10 a.m. will already reach about 70 degrees, and high temperatures for most places will get into the lower 80s. A few clouds are possible in the afternoon for Saginaw and Genesee, Mich. Winds will be strongest in Genesee, picking up to 15 mph out of the east in the afternoon. Winds in East Jordan, Mich. will be slightly weaker, about 5-10 mph out of the southeast.

High temperatures will reach the lower 70s in Alpena with mostly sunny skies, although warmer farther from the shoreline. It’ll be a great weekend to spend outdoors but make sure you stay hydrated and protected from the sun, applying plenty of sunscreen. The chance of rain will increase late Sunday as a cold front moves in from the west. That cold front will bring cooler temperatures on 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.