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Mild and dry Halloween; Possible rain/snow mix Friday

This evening, showers and some isolated heavy downpours are moving from southwest to northeast across the area. Rainy periods will continue tonight, then exit predawn.

High temperatures today reached close to 50 degrees as cloud cover increased and winds picked up out of the southeast at 10-15 mph. Temperatures tomorrow will reach slightly warmer values, by just a couple of degrees.

A low pressure system currently over Colorado will slide south into Texas tomorrow. What happens after that remains to be seen. One possibility is the system might follow a path slightly to the west (shown in purple) through western Tennessee, western Kentucky, central Ohio, and upstate New York — that would provide some light rain in Northeastern Michigan on Friday, possibly changing to light snow showers as temperatures drop Friday evening. The other possibility is the system might follow a path slightly farther east (shown in orange), after passing through Tennessee, moving through West Virginia and eastern Pennsylvania — this path would keep our area dry through Friday and Saturday.

Showers moving through the area tonight should clear out by tomorrow morning. Cloudy skies are expected in the morning with temperatures already into the lower and middle 40s. High temperatures will reach close to 53 degrees in the afternoon with partly cloudy skies. Dry weather will continue Wednesday evening through trick-or-treat hours as temperatures drop through the 40s.

Dry weather will return tomorrow morning as afternoon highs reach the lower 50s. More cloud cover will arrive on Thursday with afternoon highs in the upper 40s. By the end of the week, colder temperatures will enter the area, and there is a possibility of some light rain changing to light snow on Friday. 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.