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      Snowflakes to fly in spots this weekend

      After a week with above normal temperatures and almost no rain, we head into Mother's Day Weekend on a chilly and wet start.

      While we got a taste of summer warmth across Northern Michigan allowing things to rapidly green up and finally just about melt the remaining piles of snow, it is still May and spring, and chilly air that has been sitting up in Northwest Canada will make a run for the area this weekend.

      The rain we had Friday morning was tied to low pressure crossing Southern Michigan that will move east by Friday evening ending the rain for those with Friday evening plans.

      The leading edge of that cold Canadian air will sweep in Saturday along a strong cold front. It looks like a broken line of rain and perhaps even snow showers will accompany this front Saturday afternoon as it passes us by. Behind that, cold air will spill in with a response expected off the Great Lakes in the form of rain and yes, even snow showers Saturday night into early on Mother's Day morning. Any snow accumulation will be very light with a dusting up to an inch on the very high end downwind of the Great Lakes Sunday morning. High temperatures Sunday will struggle to get out of the 40's.

      There is relief though, warmer weather will quickly replace the late spring chill with 70's returning by next Wednesday.