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Lingering showers Friday night, turning pleasant for the weekend

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Low pressure, which has been sliding across northern Michigan during the day Friday, will exit the area through the overnight hours. As it exits, scattered wrap-around showers will continue through the evening and into the overnight. Best chances at rain will lie east of I-75 in both the Upper and Lower Peninsula. Otherwise, the clouds will hang around with temperatures ranging from the mid 50s to lower 60s with a NW wind.

Clouds will linger into the first half of Saturday, but high pressure will nose its way into the region throughout the day. This will allow a gradual clearing of the clouds from a north to south fashion throughout the day, with almost all communities seeing mostly sunny skies by the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will generally be in the low 70s, and with a NW wind it will feel a little cooler outside.

High pressure will continue into Sunday and the first half of next week. Almost all will see dry, sunny conditions throughout this timeframe. The only exception, possibly, is some lake breeze convergence that could spark a shower or two. Again, this is the exception rather than the rule, with almost all staying mostly sunny. Temperatures will gradually warm into the mid-upper 70s on Sunday, and nearing 80 by Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday will be the warmest day of the extended forecast, with low to even mid 80s expected for now. The next significant rain maker doesn't arrive until Thursday, as a frontal boundary will swing through.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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