Warmer weather on the way for Friday

Warmer weather is in store for northern Michigan for Friday.

High pressure over northern Illinois Thursday morning had kept our skies clear - letting us start the morning off either very near 0 degrees or to about 15 degrees below. We'll start off Thursday with plenty of sunshine but expect cloud cover to increase throughout the day with our next system.

Low pressure is located in Canada, with a warm front across Minnesota Thursday morning. As it approaches, it will not only cut down on our sunshine, but also touch off some scattered light snow for the northernmost counties.

Highs Thursday will get up into the 20s, and as the warm front moves in they'll stay in the 20s overnight - going up even more towards early Friday morning. This will cause scattered freezing drizzle and wintry mix chances.

Friday will bring highs in the mid 30s and low 40s with southerly winds at 10-15mph. There won't be a whole lot of sunshine, and scattered wintry mix and rain will move across the area, transitioning to light snow behind the system. We look to pick up and inch or two, if that, with lake effect locations (winds out of the NW) seeing a few flurries fall earlier Saturday.