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      Increasing indications of a cold and snowy upcoming weekend

      Northern Michigan is getting a brief reprieve Tuesday from the wind and lake effect snow although the weather gets much more active once again heading into the weekend with accumulating snow and the coldest temperatures of the season.

      The strong area of low pressure responsible for Sunday's rough weather and strong wind is moving away quickly off into the Atlantic Ocean allowing the wind to loosen up and also some sunshine to peek through with lake effect snow ending Tuesday.

      The next round of rain, although it will be light sweeps in Wednesday night into early Thursday as a weak system passes by. At most, we may see one to two tenths of an inch of rain out of that.

      The bigger story will be Friday into the weekend if you have plans as rain will redevelop Friday with temperatures free-falling Friday night as a significant shot of arctic air plunges in for the weekend. High temperatures both Saturday and Sunday with remain in the 20's with a few single digit lows Saturday night. We are also forecasting snow and wind Saturday making travel potentially hazardous into the weekend. Longer range forecasts beyond Thanksgiving into early December paint a cold entrance into that month.