Warming up for next week

After a chilly Friday, a warm up is headed for northern Michigan.

Many in the Central L.P., especially near Gaylord, woke up Friday to a light dusting of snow covering the grass. Temperatures hovered in the low and mid 30s until mid-morning, when they jumped up to upper 30s.

Light lake effect rain/mix/snow showers will fall for a good part part of Friday due to NW winds at 5-15mph. Outside of lake effect areas we will stay dry, with a mix of sun and clouds, especially in the afternoon. Despite peeks of sun, highs will only reach into the 40s for most, with some of the southern counties hitting low 50s.

Winds calm down Friday night, and with some breaks in the cloud cover, you'll want to bring your plants inside or cover them as lows drop to around 30 degrees.

Although we start Saturday dry, scattered rain showers make their way in for the afternoon and evening. Saturday will still be a little cool, with most highs around 50 degrees.

The good news is, Friday and Saturday will be the coldest days of the week, with temps returning to close to normal for this time of year. We'll see more sunshine Sunday and Monday, with highs in the 50s and 60s. The chance of rain, and possibly a thunderstorm, returns Tuesday through Thursday, but we keep our highs in the 60s.