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Much colder Wednesday with possible flurries

High temperatures Tuesday reached 70 degrees in Alpena with gusty winds from the southwest driving warm temperatures into Northeast Michigan. Over to the west, high temperatures were much colder, at 33 degrees in Duluth, Minnesota and 31 degrees in Bismarck, North Dakota. That colder air mass is heading toward our area. A cold front is moving through Michigan this evening, that’s going to bring much colder temperatures into our area.

As the cold front comes through late this evening, we could see a few patchy rain showers around Northeast Michigan. Then most of Wednesday will be dry and colder. Late Wednesday, in the evening, there could be a few passing flurries. Nothing substantial will amount from any flurries moving through our area.

Winds will be a bit breezy Wednesday, out of the northwest around 15 mph. That northwest wind direction will start to bring in colder air. Winds will be a little stronger Thursday, from the north at 15-20 mph. Also, Thursday is looking a bit colder.

Wednesday: Colder with a mix of sun and clouds for most of the day. A chance of flurries in the evening. Predawn lows will head down to about 29 degrees. Afternoon highs will be only near 39 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool from the middle 30s to the middle 20s.

Thursday: A chilly start to the morning, breezy and becoming sunny. Early-morning lows will drop to the upper teens. Afternoon highs will get up to around 35 degrees — that’s about 10 degrees below normal for April 1. Evening temperatures will go into the lower 30s and upper 20s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, starting to get warmer. Predawn lows will be near 20 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach close to 46 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the 30s.

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