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Cool and mostly dry this weekend; Chance of flurries late Sunday-early Monday

High temperatures reached the middle and upper 30s earlier this morning, then winds out of the north caused temperatures to cool throughout the afternoon. Cooler temperatures are expected for the start of this weekend.

The morning start off with rain, then changed to flurries midday, which generally weakened in the afternoon. This evening, lake effect snow showers have generated off of Lake Michigan, and a chance of snow showers remains in our forecast this evening. Mainly dry weather is currently over Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa, so tomorrow we will mostly cloudy and quieter conditions.

Today was also the Winter Solstice, marking the astronomical start of the winter season at exactly 5:23 p.m. The earth is tilted 23.5 degrees, causing the Northern Hemisphere to be tilted away from the sun during the winter, then tilted toward the sun during the summer. The earth’s axial tilt causes our seasons, and the wide temperature variation between the colder winters and warmer summers.

For tomorrow, any snow shower activity will diminish and we will see mostly cloudy skies with cool temperatures, reaching 29 degrees in the afternoon. Sunday will be mostly dry, then a chance of flurries will move through our are late Sunday-early Monday. Highs will reach the lower 30s Sunday and Monday.

Looking ahead to Christmas Eve, a chance of flurries will continue into Monday morning, but mostly dry conditions will follow. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Christmas Day, with early-morning lows close to 20 degrees, then afternoon highs in the lower 30s. 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.