Sun and warmth before rain and cooling down next week

While we'll see some sunshine, northern Michigan will see more cloud cover and scattered showers heading into the weekend, along with a cool down.

After starting chilly (in the mid 30s and 40s) Friday morning, afternoon highs will reach into the 70s for almost everyone - with a few hitting 80. Winds are out of the SSW at 5-10mph. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds, and you may run into a sprinkle or two, especially in the afternoon.

High pressure over the region has given us such dry air, a lot of the showers trying to make their way in are evaporating before they reach the ground.

We're dry overnight into Saturday but scattered showers pop up Saturday afternoon. Highs Saturday will be up in the 70s and 80s with a light southerly wind. Rain chances continue into the late night, before becoming more widespread towards Sunday morning.

As a cold front passes through Sunday, rain will move across Michigan. Take the umbrella if you'll be out and about. Rain may be heavy at times, and we may see some storms. Sunday will also bring a drop in temperature, with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s.

Highs will then stay around 70 while sunshine returns to start the workweek.

Although you may not like the rain, we do need it. The Department of Natural Resources isn't giving out any burn permits due to warm temps, dry conditions, and low humidity giving northern Michigan an elevated fire danger. Use all of the proper precautions if you'll be burning anything or out at the campfire.