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A Friday freeze

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SAGINAW, MI (WNEM) -

 Brace yourself! As winter and spring continue to duke it out for control of our weather, it is looking like winter is set to deliver a haymaker Friday morning.

A sharp arctic cold front brushed across Michigan Thursday night, keeping a thick deck of clouds locked firmly in place. The lows slipped well below average, bottoming out around 20 degrees. At the same time, a wave of energy trailed behind, picking up some moisture. That caused widespread snow showers Friday morning, but no snow accumulation is expected.

A few flurries may linger, leaving mostly cloudy skies around into the afternoon, and a slate of temperatures more reminiscent of early February. Highs will reach 30 degrees at best across the region on Friday, along with northeasterly winds that will make it feel like the low 20s or upper teens. 

Clouds will begin to break on Friday night, but our temperatures will continue to plummet. Most of us will wake up to temperatures in the low teens on Saturday morning, and possibly single-digit readings farther north.

The rest of Saturday will remain on the chilly side, but the saving grace will be mostly sunny skies. Highs will reach the mid 30s, but some stronger sunshine may help at least a little bit.

A clipper system will bring clouds and a round of rain/snow showers back to the region on Sunday, but temperatures will also climb back into the low 40s.

From there, it seems like Spring is finally going to start to overpower winter's cold grip. Temperatures will start in the mid 40s on Monday, and reach the low and middle 50s by midweek. Tuesday and Thursday may feature a few scattered showers. 

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