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Sunny Thursday; Next chance of showers moves in this weekend

Clearing off to the west of Michigan will continue to build in, and any leftover cloud cover will decrease. Skies will be clear tonight and tomorrow. A developing cold front over the Upper Plains and Northern Rockies will move toward our area Saturday, bringing the next round of rain showers.

Taking a look back at the month of March, temperatures and rainfall were above normal. The average of all the daily highs was 42 degrees, and that’s 4 degrees warmer than the long-term normal for March. Throughout the month, the average of all the low temperatures was 23 degrees, that’s also 4 degrees warmer than normal. Total precipitation accounts for rain and melted snow, which measured at 2.73 inches, close to 0.9 inches more than normal.

Low temperatures overnight will drop to the upper 20s. Sunny skies are forecast all day Thursday. Morning temperatures will be in the lower 30s, then afternoon highs will warm to about 53 degrees. Winds will be light and out of the north. Evening temperatures will be close to 40 degrees.

Thursday will be clear, and Friday will remain dry. The chance of rain will go up Saturday, the most likely period looks to be late morning through the afternoon.

Sunny skies will be shining on Thursday and afternoon highs will reach 53 degrees. Lows will be near 29 degrees early Friday and there will be mostly sunny skies with afternoon highs around 49 degrees. Showers are expected during the daytime on Saturday with highs in the upper 40s or close to 50. Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 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.