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      Periods of rain setting up a soggy weekend

      Clouds and periods of light rain will dominate the weather this weekend leading to the definite feel of fall in the air.

      An unseasonably cool weather pattern will be in place across the Upper Great Lakes region for the foreseeable future along with daily rounds of showers/light rain.

      If you have plans across Northern Michigan this weekend, expect showers. A couple of rather weak disturbances will pass by, but they will also bring in just enough cool air to induce lake effect rain showers, in particular downwind of Lake Michigan. Rain showers will become numerous Friday afternoon into the evening hours before tapering off some late Friday night. Just as quickly, light rain will flare back up Saturday afternoon into the evening hours. It will not rain all day or for that matter all that hard, but showers are likely areawide with higher rain amounts along/west of Interstate-75.

      We may get by with only a few sprinkles Sunday, but another in a series of disturbances rolling in will pass Sunday night into Monday with rain showers redeveloping. Light rain will remain in play through next Thursday. It may actually get cool enough next Tuesday/Wednesday for a few wet snowflakes to mix in over the higher elevated areas inland away from the Great Lakes. Highs will struggle this weekend to reach 50F with 40's heading into next week.