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Warm and wet weekend; More wintry by New Year’s

A storm system currently bringing all types of precipitation to the Plains will move into Michigan late Saturday. Rain is being depicted in green and yellow, an icy mix of freezing rain/sleet is shown in pink, snow is highlighted in shades of blue. Temperatures in Northeast Lower Michigan should be warm enough for an all-rain event late Saturday through Sunday.

There may be a few breaks of sunshine Saturday morning with temperatures in the middle to upper 20s. Then cloud cover will increase midday-afternoon and highs will get close to 40 degrees. A chance of rain showers will move in tomorrow evening.

Most of this weekend’s rainfall will likely come in two rounds. The first round will move through our area early Sunday. There still could be a few lighter showers around during the afternoon. Then a second round of soaking rainfall will likely move through Sunday night to early Monday. Total rainfall amounts through early Monday will probably end up in the range of 1-1.5 inches.

High temperatures Saturday will be near 40 degrees. Temperatures should remain at or above the freezing mark for low temperatures early Sunday. Sunday will be a little warmer with highs in the lower 40s and soggy. Rain showers are expected Monday morning-afternoon, then it will become cold enough for a chance of snow showers Monday evening. A few snow showers will be possible New Year’s Eve with cooler temperatures. 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.