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Colder this weekend; Snow showers Monday

Overcast skies and areas of mist continued after light snow ended midday. 3 inches of snow were measured in Alpena, and 4 inches of snow were measured in Alger, Mich., near the Arenac-Ogemaw county line from last evening through midday today. A separate, weak system from the Upper Plains will travel into Michigan on Saturday, producing a chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon.

High temperatures today reached the middle and upper 30s across Northeast Michigan under overcast skies and a breeze out of the west about 10 mph. Winds shifting out of the northwest tomorrow will bring colder temperatures to our area.

Overnight lows will drop to the middle and upper 20s with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of isolated flurries. Scattered flurries are forecast for the morning and afternoon. Temperatures will rise slightly from the upper 20s in the morning to the lower 30s in the afternoon. Significantly colder temperatures will enter tomorrow evening, as temperatures drop to a low in the mid-teens predawn, early Sunday.

The chances of snow over the next four days are most substantial on Saturday and then on Monday. For Saturday, a chance of flurries is in the forecast for the morning and afternoon, then drier weather for tomorrow evening through Sunday. Snowfall amounts on Saturday should remain minimal, generally less than a half-inch. On Monday, slightly higher snowfall amounts are expected with current indications showing possible snowfall amounts ranging from one-half to 2 inches.

On Saturday, flurries in the morning and afternoon should taper, leading to dry weather beginning tomorrow evening. Temperatures Saturday night and predawn Sunday will become very cold, dropping to the mid-teens. Afternoon temperatures in the lower 30s will continue on Sunday under partly cloudy skies. The next round of snow showers is likely to move through on Monday, then dry weather is expected from Tuesday through Thanksgiving. 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.