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Temperatures dropping all day Thursday

High temperatures today reached 39 degrees in Alpena. Some early sunshine and winds from the south helped bring warm temperatures. A cold front is moving in tonight. Duluth, Minn. had a high of 25 degrees and it was even colder in North Dakota.

The incoming cold front will continue moving toward the southeast. Snow will be likely tonight and early Thursday. A few scattered flurries are possible Thursday afternoon. But the big deal will be dropping temperatures, even in the afternoon.

Morning temperatures will be near 16 degrees. Temperatures will drop to about 10 degrees in the afternoon with winds out of the north. The chance of flurries will begin to decrease late-day. Evening temperatures will be slightly above zero, then falling below zero early Friday.

Afternoon temperatures near 10 combined with winds about 15 mph will provide bitter cold wind chills. The wind chill describes what it feels like onto exposed skin due to cold temperatures combined with winds. Wind chills Thursday afternoon will be around -10.

Temperatures will fall to about -3 degrees early Friday. Valentine’s Day is looking completely dry with highs in the upper teens. Temperatures will reach about ‘normal’ values for mid-February on Saturday with highs in the upper 20s, and late-day snow showers are possible.