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Warmer and wetter Friday; Brighter Saturday

High temperatures today reached only the lower 60s. Winds from the east, coming off Lake Huron, helped keep afternoon temperatures significantly below normal. Today’s highs reached only 61 degrees in Rogers and Alpena, 63 degrees in Oscoda and West Branch.

A low pressure system currently centered over western Minnesota will spread moisture and warmth to our area. Thunderstorms currently off to our west will gradually lift toward the northeast. We could get some downpours tomorrow morning and thunderstorms are possible. Showers will become more scattered and ease late-day. Cloud cover will begin to clear tomorrow night.

Low temperatures overnight will cool to the middle 50s. Rain and a risk of thunderstorms will move in tomorrow morning. A few showers are still possible in the afternoon and high temperatures will reach near 72 degrees

Rough conditions will continue on Lake Huron, which have caused the National Weather Service to issue a Gale Warning through Friday afternoon. In addition to rain/thunderstorms, winds could occasionally gust over 30 knots, and wave heights are expected to top 6-7 feet on Friday.

The high school football game of the week is being hosted at Whittemore-Prescott. Expect cloudy skies with temperatures in the lower 70s at the start of the game. Temperatures will cool to the middle 60s and cloud cover will decrease during the evening hours.

Total rainfall amounts tomorrow will likely reach about 0.5 inch, and high temperatures will warm to the lower 70s. Cloud cover will decrease tomorrow night, giving way to partly cloudy skies Saturday and high temperatures will get close to 70 degrees. A few showers are possible Sunday with highs in the lower 70s. Afternoon highs will go on a warming trend, climbing to the upper 70s in the middle of next week. 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.