A soaking rain on the way for some

This plot shows forecasted rain across Northern Michigan Thursday night into Friday. Some spots could see up to 1".

Much of Northern Michigan has not had any rain since late last week, but that will change tonight as rain and colder temperatures return.

We are expecting one final day of 70's across a good part of the Lower Peninsula Thursday with 60's across the Eastern U.P. There is a cold front that will slowly sag south across Northern Michigan Thursday with a few spotty rain showers popping up along that inland over interior Lower Michigan Thursday late afternoon/evening.

A much better chance for more of a soaking rain to blossom arrives late Thursday night into the first half of Friday as low pressure will slowly crawl along our passing cold front enhancing the rain potential over the area. Right now, it appears the main corridor of rain will set up from Ludington through Cadillac/Houghton Lake up to Alpena running along the M-55 and M-72 corridors where up to an inch of rain may fall by late Friday. The lowest totals will be across the Eastern U.P. where most spots will come in with less than a tenth of an inch.

Rain will end Friday evening with a few passing showers Saturday along a second cold front. The coldest day of this stretch will be Mother's Day on Sunday with daytime highs in the 40's. The chilly weather won't last too long as we warm right back into the 70's by next Wednesday.