A January Thaw for Mid Michigan

By: chatcat , 1:29 AM GMT on January 11, 2013

Although most of the winter season has been mild for us so far, these next few days will possibly be record breakers. We could see the low 60s on Saturday although that will be followed by another round of cold temperatures. In fact, very cold. Michigan has been at a snow deficit this winter and winter sports enthusiasts are hoping that it will soon change.

Friday and Saturday could topple the records for high temps with upper 50s and lower 60s expected. Saturday should be the pick day of the weekend with plenty of sun. The radar is showing that the rain is almost upon us and will probably start in a few hours. With the precip deficit that we have, it will be more than welcome.

Tonight: Rain. Temperature rising to around 37 by 4am. Breezy, with a southeast wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Friday: Rain, mainly before 1pm. High near 53. Southeast wind 15 to 17 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain before 1am, then rain and snow. Low around 32. West southwest wind 6 to 9 mph becoming north northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Sunday: A chance of rain and snow before 1pm, then a slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

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