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Warmer Wednesday on the way; Tracking late-week storm system

A couple of weak disturbances are generating a lot of cloud cover (but hardly any rain/snow) across the Midwest. Pleasant weather will continue through Thursday with dry weather and warm temperatures. Looking way to the west, a storm system is developing off the coast of California.

The storm currently off the coast of California will gain strength near the Texas-New Mexico border on Thursday. It will then move toward the northeast, but there’s still some uncertainty about the exact path this storm will take. Fast-forward to Saturday, the center of the storm could be as far west as the Iowa-Illinois border or as far east as Lake Erie.

A track that goes to the northwest of Alpena would bring warmer temperatures, more rain late Friday to Saturday and less snow. A track off to the southeast of Alpena would bring colder temperatures and more snow for Saturday (with less rain). More precise details should become clearer toward the end of the week.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy and warm. Early-morning temperatures will begin in the lower to middle 30s. Temperatures will rise to around 40 degrees by the late-morning. Afternoon highs will get up to 42 degrees. Evening temperatures will remain warm, in the upper/middle 30s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and warm (again). Temperatures will cool to the upper 20s predawn. Late-morning temperatures will climb to the middle/upper 30s. Afternoon highs will reach about 42 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

Friday: Starts dry, then a late-day chance of rain showers. How wet Friday becomes will depend on the path of the incoming storm system from the south. Temperatures will begin in the lower 30s predawn. Late-morning temperatures will be in the middle/upper 30s. Afternoon highs will get into the lower 40s. Evening temperatures will be in the upper/middle 30s.

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