It was a soggy story to our Friday but just in time for the weekend, skies will clear out with a decent weekend on tap for those with any plans.
Low pressure will pass by Friday keeping rain and in some northern counties, snow showers in the forecast. Big snows will not fall, but across the Eastern U.P., mainly north of highway M-28, an inch or two of snow may coat the ground. Further south, expect occasional rain showers to persist into Friday night, but any rain or snow showers will not be widespread or all that heavy. Highs Friday range from 42Fat Cheboygan and Alpena to 59F at Big Rapids.
The weekend looks nice. Early clouds Saturday will break up with sunshine for the afternoon/evening hours. That will carry over into Sunday with only a few high cirrus clouds sweeping in across our southwest counties around Ludington later Sunday afternoon. Temperatures this weekend will range from the mid-40's north to mid-50's south.
Rain returns next week as low pressure will stall out over the Great Lakes region leading to more rain in the forecast Monday night through Thursday next week.