Snow and rain give way to sunshine and a dry weekend

Friday morning in northern Michigan began with rain, wintry mix, and snow - but changes are on the way for the weekend.

Rain falling onto cold roadways and sidewalks made for an icy start to the day Friday, and with it then changing over to snow, icy conditions are continuing throughout the morning. Although most won't pick up a whole lot of accumulation, a couple of quick inches of snow isn't out of the question.

The cause is a low pressure system located near Chicago. It will continue to push eastward Friday morning, and by the time northern Michiganders head into the afternoon, the system will be mostly gone.

Cloud cover will break up Friday afternoon, and we'll see some sunshine. Temps will still be in the 30s, and we'll have a breezy NW wind (10-20mph, gusts to 30mph).

High pressure will move into the Great Lakes region for the weekend, letting us stay dry and see some sun. We'll still be a bit chilly on Saturday, with highs in the low and mid 30s. The southern counties look to have a little more cloud cover throughout the day. Sunday will be warmer with highs in the 40s - many will be close to 50 degrees if not hit it - and plenty of blue skies.

The start of the workweek will bring some changes as the next system moves in. While we'll have another warm day, we also look to have our next rounds of rain. This will change into chances for wintry mix when we cool down a little for Tuesday. Commutes Tuesday morning and evening and Wednesday morning may be impacted, especially as temps drop at night below freezing.