Sun Wednesday yielding to rain and snow for some

Full sunshine Wednesday will give ground to clouds along with rain and for some areas snow Friday.

Northern Michigan is wedged between weather systems with the next one bringing rain, and for some folks, possibly some accumulating snow Friday.

Until that arrives though, residents of Northern Michigan are in store for a beautiful day with sunshine in abundance pretty much all day long Wednesday as high pressure passes by. Unlike Tuesday, Wednesday will have less wind and temperatures will be warmer with a range from 44F at Newberry to 54F at both Grayling and Mt. Pleasant.

In all reality, Thursday does not look like a washout by any means either, although with time clouds will assemble/thicken and rain will not be all that far behind. Winds Thursday turn southeasterly with the approach of the storm system, and while a little sun is possible early on, the clouds will eventually win out with rain sweeping in late Thursday afternoon/evening and continue much of Thursday night.

The biggest concern we have is how cold it will get on the tail end of this system, as parts of the Eastern U.P. in particular but also the Straits/Northeastern Lower Michigan could wind up switching to snow late Thursday night through part of Friday. If that does materialize, we could wind up with a few to several inches of snow in places like Sault Ste. Marie/Drummond Island/Newberry/Cheboygan.

For the rest of the area, steady rain will give way to rain or snow showers Friday afternoon/evening. Temperatures into the final weekend of April will be cooler than normal with 40's both days. Saturday and Sunday do look to remain dry.