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Warming trend and bright skies Thursday-Friday

High temperatures today reached the upper teens across Northeast Michigan. Mostly cloudy skies persisted all day along with scattered flurries to the west of Alpena. Clouds will decrease and slightly warmer temperatures will arrive tomorrow.

Mostly clear skies over the Upper Midwest will shift into our area tomorrow, and we will see much more sunshine both tomorrow and Friday. Then our attention turns to a wetter pattern currently over the western part of the county. A storm system will develop over the southern Plains later this week, then move into the Great Lakes region this weekend.

Low temperatures tonight will drop to around 2 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. For tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies and high temperatures reaching the lower 20s. Bright skies will continue on Friday and temperatures will continue to warm.

A low pressure system that will develop in the Plains over the next 24 hours will move through Iowa and Wisconsin on Saturday. A warmer and wetter air mass out of the south will move into our area — we could see a wintry mix late Saturday night, rain on Sunday as high temperatures getting close to 40 degrees, then a changeover to some light snow as cooler air arrives Sunday night.

Highs will reach around 23 degrees tomorrow under mostly sunny skies. More sunshine is expected Friday as high temperatures climb to the lower 30s. Saturday will start with dry weather lasting into the afternoon. Then, a chance of mixed precipitation will arrive Saturday night, changing to rain early Sunday with warmer temperatures. Cooler air will arrive Sunday night-Monday. 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.