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      Rain, rain go away

      The wetter than normal spring will continue through at least midday Thursday for much of Northern Michigan before a string of dry and sun filled days gets here just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

      Low pressure has been spinning over the Dakotas the past few days spiraling in rounds of rain and thunderstorms that have criss-crossed the area. We have also been on the warmer front side of that low with south winds keeping temperatures mainly in the 70's/80's.

      That same system is finally on the move and will cross through exiting Thursday and move into the Atlantic Ocean by Friday allowing for sunshine into the weekend along with cooler temperatures.

      In the meantime, we still have rain and a few thunderstorms to deal with. Rain will fill in across a good chunk of the area along with some thunder. Severe weather is not forecasted as the clouds will lower instability and risk for severe storms. By Thursday morning, skies will start to clear from northwest to southeast with rain coming to an end by mid/late Thursday afternoon over our southern counties. It will be a lot cooler with northerly winds locking in as high temperatures Thursday remain mired in the 50's with a few areas around 60F by Friday.

      Friday all the way through Memorial Day weekend looks fantastic with 60's for highs along with an abundance of sunshine.