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Dry Thanksgiving; Bright first half of the weekend

A storm system centered over Indiana is bringing rain into Northern Michigan this evening. This storm system will move off toward the northeast, and so will the rain with it. Drier weather will build in from Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota for Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Day is looking completely dry. Skies will be mostly cloudy and winds will be light, out of the west at 5-10 mph. Morning temperatures will begin close to 40 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach about 46 degrees. Evening temperatures will get close to 40 degrees.

Friday: Cloudy skies in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Predawn temperatures will cool to the middle 30s. Late-morning temperatures will rise to about 40 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 44 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle/lower 30s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with a cooler morning. Early-morning temperatures will drop to the upper 20s. Late-morning temperatures will be in the middle 30s. Afternoon highs will get up to the middle 40s. Evening temperatures will be in the middle 30s.

Then attention will turn to a storm system forecast to develop over the weekend near the Texas/Louisiana coast. This storm system will travel north. The big question for our forecast is how far west or east the center of this storm ends up. For instance, a range of possible scenarios have the storm’s center anywhere between Ohio/Michigan and the Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday of next week.

A track farther to the west would bring more snow to Northeast Michigan from Monday to Wednesday. Conversely, a track farther to the east would bring significantly less snow in that timeframe.

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.