Tracking rain, some snow moving across Michigan to end the week: What to know

Storms expected Thursday evening

4Warn WeatherGood Thursday morning!

Low clouds will hang around today.

We will have a break in the rain late morning and into early afternoon before another round of rain returns this evening, as the low pressure passes through the region. A rumble of thunder can’t be ruled out. The timing of this will be right around the dinner hour.

There will be an increase in easterly winds gusting up to 30 mph before veering toward the west-southwest later today.

As this complex system pushes through the Great Lakes region, we will be monitoring a winter weather advisory from Mount Pleasant northward today, where snow is more likely.

We will also be keeping an eye on the marginal threat for severe storms along and south of the Michigan/Ohio state line. Gusty winds and small hail will be the primary threats in that area as late afternoon/evening storms potentially develop.

Tonight’s sunset is at 5:31 p.m.

Tonight, we turn sharply cooler with lows just above freezing.

Precipitation lingers Friday

We will likely see any lingering precipitation on the back edge of this system change to occasional flurries on Friday. Highs will be in the upper 30s.

It will be cloudy and cool on Saturday with highs in the mid-30s. Overnight lows this weekend will dip into the 20s.

An unsettled pattern returns Sunday into next week, with off-and-on chances for rain and snow.

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About the Author:

Ashlee Baracy is an Emmy award-winning meteorologist who was born and raised in Metro Detroit. You can catch her 4Warn Weather forecasts weekday mornings, at noon and streaming on Local4+.