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Chance of flurries late Thursday; Slightly warmer end of the week

We have enjoyed quiet and calmer weather today under cloudy skies and lighter winds. Currently, an area of light snow extends from the Canadian border through Minnesota and northern Iowa, shifting to the east. Around Northeast Michigan, dry conditions will continue through tomorrow afternoon, then a chance of flurries will move in tomorrow evening.

High temperatures today reached the lower 30s with light winds out of the west about 10 mph. Afternoon temperatures will continue to gradually climb through the end of this week.

Overnight lows will drop to about 24 degrees. Mostly cloudy skies will last from this evening through tomorrow afternoon as temperatures reach about 34 degrees in the afternoon. Then, a chance of flurries will begin tomorrow evening lasting through early Friday morning. In addition, there’s a possibility for a wintry mix including patchy freezing drizzle (not amounting to much) early Friday morning.

I am continuing to watch a storm system currently approaching California. The possible forecast paths are becoming closer together, establishing a little higher confidence in the forecast for Northeast Michigan this upcoming weekend. The likely scenario is for some rain to arrive Saturday during the late-afternoon or evening. Rain seems increasingly likely late Saturday through Sunday midday. How long the rain lasts on Sunday is dependent on the track of the storm system. If the storm system follows the purple path into Wisconsin, wet weather is likely to last later into Sunday with a changeover to wintry mix occurring later. If the storm system follows the orange path to our south, rain on Sunday would change to a wintry mix midday or in the afternoon and clear out a little more quickly.

Despite a chance of flurries/wintry mix late Thursday and early Friday, both days should end up mostly dry. High temperatures should reach the mid-30s on Thursday, then warming to the upper 30s on Friday. Saturday will start with dry weather until rain moves in late-day. Over the weekend, high temperatures are forecast to reach 40 degrees for both Saturday and Sunday. 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.