A rainy Thursday, followed by rain and snow heading into the weekend

Thursday will bring rain showers to northern Michigan, followed by more rain and snow Friday and Saturday.

A low pressure system in the plains Wednesday evening will work its way towards the Great Lakes Thursday, crossing the L.P. Friday.

Although we have clear skies across the area for most of Wednesday night, cloud cover will increase from west to east heading towards sunrise. If you see some sunshine Thursday, it won't last long. Thicker clouds and rain showers will make their way in around mid-morning Thursday, with winds out of the south at 10-15mph, gusts in the mid 20s.

Most will see scattered rain Thursday night. However, the E. U.P. will see more of a wintry mix starting Thursday evening. Many will then get a break before more showers return Friday morning.

We'll see snow mixed in with the rain for the E. U.P. and parts of the Northern Lower Friday afternoon (if not all snow), carrying into the evening. That's when we look to change everyone over to all snow on the backside of this system, and we could be looking at a few inches in accumulation - especially for the Northern Lower and E. U.P. This may change, so we will continue to keep you updated.

The good news is, although we may have some lingering snow showers Saturday morning, we'll end the weekend and head into the mid-week seeing more sunshine and high temps back up near 50.