Scattered rain in the forecast

Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast for Wednesday - but don't cancel any plans.

A cold front will push through the Great Lakes region Wednesday. This will bring more rounds of scattered rain, and maybe a thunderstorm.

Some have already seen heavy rainfall this morning, especially in the Central Lower. And although we started the day overcast, northern Michigan will see breaks in the clouds and see a little sunshine. Afternoon highs look to be in the 70s across the area, with most having southwest winds at 5-10mph, but along the lakeshores closer to 10-20mph.

For the evening - if you're headed to the Film Festival in Traverse City, you might want to bring the umbrella just in case, and a tarp to put under your blanket if the ground's wet. Things will begin to clear up as the night goes on, and most will be dry across the viewing area but don't rule out a passing shower. There'll be a light westerly wind. Wednesday night's movie is "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Patchy fog may form later Wednesday night into the following morning. Thursday will bring more sunshine, and a slight chance of rain. Thursday evening will be a great night to be outdoors.

Friday then brings the next chance of rain and thunderstorms.