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      Picture perfect weather for Memorial Day Weekend

      A good old Chamber of Commerce weekend is on tap for visitors and residents alike in Northern Michigan.

      We are done with rain until Monday at the earliest with temperatures increasing each day into Monday. A lot of clouds early on Friday will break up as the day goes on with northwest winds still keeping temperatures a tad below normal with low/mid-60's although right along the Great Lakes, 50's are expected.

      High pressure will ensure that skies remain full of that late May sunshine this weekend with zero chance for any rain. It won't be just our area, but the entire U.P. and downstate Michigan will also enjoy a quiet stretch of weather if you have travels to these areas. Winds will be out of the west Saturday and turn southwesterly Sunday allowing for warmer temperatures. Highs Saturday will be well into the 60's and even a few low-70's with 70's widespread Sunday and a few places could even push 80F Sunday.

      While the weekend will be rain free, Memorial Day does have the potential for a few thunderstorms to roll in. It will still be mild with 70's in the forecast, but the approach of a cold front Monday afternoon will allow for scattered thunderstorms to sweep into the region. It's a bit far out for exact timing, but it appears right now that the morning may end up dry for the parades and ceremonies taking place. Thunderstorms would be much more likely in the afternoon/evening hours Monday. Once that front clears the area, dry weather will return next Tuesday through Thursday with temperatures holding firm in the 70's.