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Rain tonight-early tomorrow, then snow as colder air moves in

High temperatures (as of 5 p.m.) have reached the middle and upper 30s. Winds out of the southeast about 10-15 mph are helping to bring in milder temperatures, and temperatures will likely warm a couple degrees further this evening.

A potent low pressure system currently over Iowa, dominating current weather from Nebraka to Michigan to Louisiana. In the warmer part of this storm system, it is producing rain from Michigan all the way south to Louisiana, and some Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for parts of the Deep South because of heavy, soaking rainfall (although this will not affect our area). On the colder, back side of this storm system, Blizzard Warnings continue for parts of North Dakota and South Dakota. While we will not see anything close to the snowstorm currently affecting the Upper Plains, it is a sign of colder air coming tomorrow night-Saturday.

In general, rain is expected this evening and overnight with temperatures mainly in the upper 30s. Temperatures will warm to the mid-40s midday tomorrow, with scattered rain showers to start. Then, winds will switch out of the northwest late tomorrow, bringing an influx of colder air causing a changeover from rain showers to snow showers. Temperatures will fall from a high of 45 degrees to around 30 degrees tomorrow evening, then down to the upper teens by early Saturday morning.

Tomorrow will be the warmest day between now and the start of the new year. High temperatures will fall to the lower 20s for Saturday, then recover Sunday and Monday into the mid-30s, before another bout of colder air arrives at the start of the new year.

Scattered rain showers will change to scattered snow showers as temperatures fall late in the day. Winds out of the northwest will bring highs only reaching 22 degrees on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies. A little more sunshine and milder temperatures are expected on Sunday as highs reach the lower-middle 30s. The next chance of snow showers will arrive New Year’s Eve, lasting into New Year’s Day. 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.