One more unseasonable warm day, with rain arriving on Sunday

An approaching cold front will bring rain chances across northern Michigan by Sunday afternoon. Temperatures return back to late October standards next week.

The stretch of unseasonable warmth and pleasant conditions ends on Sunday, as much cooler air will usher into northern Michigan next week.

The rest of Saturday evening and through the overnight will be comfortable. Clouds will gradually filter through, but a good amount of star coverage will be visible. Low temperatures will only fall into the 50s, with locations near Lake Michigan holding on into the lower 60s - normal lows are in the upper 30s for the second half of October! Winds will be out of the south around 5-10 mph.

For Sunday, the first half of the day will stay on the dry side. Some sunshine is likely in the morning as well, especially east of I-75. A cold front will begin to push into the region during the afternoon, increasing clouds for all and ramping up rain chances in a west to east fashion. Instability is rather limited, so thunder is not appearing to be likely. Scattered, to at times likely, rain showers will be the story for Sunday afternoon and evening. High temperatures will range from the upper 60s to middle 70s, under a southerly breeze 10-15 mph.

Rain showers will continue Sunday night and into Monday morning, as the cold front finally passes through. A good soaking of rain appears likely, with upwards of an inch of rain possible in spots.

The typical fall-like pattern in northern Michigan arrives by next week, with slightly below normal temperatures by Tuesday and rain chances continuing. Temperatures on Tuesday will range from the low to middle 50s, and only top out in the upper 40s on Wednesday.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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