We will be dodging showers this weekend as rain returns

Courtesy: Mariann Hoffman/Petoskey Dry Friday through early Saturday but rain sweeps in later Saturday through part of Sunday.

Plans this weekend? You may be dodging some rain at times although it won't be a complete washout.

Much colder weather has worked back across Northern Michigan and looks like it will stick around for awhile at least for the next 10-14 days with temperatures coming in at or below normal for mid to late May.

Thankfully, we avoided frost for most areas early Friday although Newberry did drop to 31F. The only completely dry day in the forecast until next Thursday will be Friday. Expect a cool northeast breeze with temperatures generally in the mid/upper-50's to low-60's. A mix of sun/clouds expected with slightly more cloudiness the further south/west one goes. No frost Friday night as temperatures remain in the 40's.

With regard to rain, low pressure will slowly approach the area leading to increasing chances for some rain as the weekend goes on. Saturday morning will be dry, but later Saturday afternoon and more so evening and night, rain will lift in from south to north. It will be more "showery" with a few rumbles of thunder also possible. Expect some rain or embedded thunder to carry over into Sunday. Again, it will not rain the entire time, but plan on some rain. The majority of weather models suggest between a quarter to a half inch of rain overall this weekend.

Cool and unsettled weather continues into next week. Temperatures will only reach the 50's/low to mid-60's next week as a series of weak systems pass through leading to occasional showers Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday. For those hoping for another big warm-up unfortunately there is none for at least the next week if not longer.

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