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Thursday sun and clouds

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Thursday's weather here in Mid-Michigan will be influenced by a number of factors. Dry air that worked its way into the region on Wednesday helped clear our skies out, and things should largely stay that way today.

Sunshine will be plentiful today, but clouds streaming in at times from the east may present at least a small speed bump. The Nor'Easter that has been impacting New England and the Northeast since Tuesday has developed a slight westerly jog as it continues to spin over that part of the country. This has caused the western edge of the storm to back up over much of Lake Huron, and will push some high clouds over the region from time to time today. These will be a bit more prevalent over parts of the Thumb and around eastern parts of Saginaw Bay.

On the flip side to our west, a growing zone of high pressure continues to reside over Wisconsin. This will start to eat away at a persistent deck of clouds over Lake Michigan and the Plains, and will push back again the Nor'Easter to keep the skies on the clearer side.

The side effect of being caught in between these two systems will be the winds. A mainly northwesterly wind will remain in place over the region, contributing to a noticeable wind chill throughout the day. This will also keep a flow of cool air working across the Great Lakes today.

That said, our highs will still manage to reach a bit higher than they did on Wednesday. Most locations around Mid-Michigan will see the middle or upper 30s today, with the real feel only dropping to the lower 30s for most.

Dry conditions will continue into the weekend, and we will see much milder weather Friday through Monday. Upper 40s should make an appearance before the weekend comes to a close.

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