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Warm temperatures move in for the end of the week

High temperatures today reached 23 degrees in Alpena, 27 degrees in Detroit, and it was even colder in Minnesota. But further to the west, warmer temperatures are moving into the Midwest. Highs today got up to 32 degrees in Bismarck, N.D. and 29 degrees in Omaha, Neb. Winds shifting out of the southwest Friday will bring warmer temperatures to Northeast Michigan.

Lake effect snow showers off of Lake Michigan have continued to weaken throughout the day. An area of high pressure centered over Iowa has helped to clear out the skies across much of the Midwest. That area of high pressure will migrate to Kentucky and Tennessee Friday, still strong enough to keep our skies sunny.

Low temperatures tonight will cool to about 10 degrees. Friday morning temperatures will be around 16 degrees. Sunny skies are expected all day long. Afternoon highs will get up to 37 degrees with a breeze picking up from the southwest, about 15 mph. Tomorrow evening will be quite mild with temperatures near 30 degrees and clear skies.

High temperatures will get into the middle or upper 30s Friday afternoon with loads of sunshine. Partly cloudy skies are expected over the weekend, highs will get close to the 40 degree mark Saturday, and in the lower 40s Sunday. A storm system coming out of the southwestern states could affect our area Monday and Tuesday, depending on how close it gets to Northern Michigan. For now, some low-end chances of snow or mixed precipitation early next week are worth mentioning. 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.