MOUNT PLEASANT (WWJ) – Cold temperatures and some wintry weather are returning to parts of Michigan following a recent stretch of unseasonably warm weather.

The National Weather Service says one to three inches of snow is likely north of Reed City in Osceola County to the Mount Pleasant line in Isabella County.

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Freezing rain could also figure into the mess as thunderstorms are possible Friday along and south of the I-96 corridor. The NWS says storms could produce hail the size of dimes, as well as locally heavy rainfall.

CBS62 Chief Meteorologist Jim Madaus said rain will move into the Metro area Friday afternoon as storms continue to blow across the region from the West.

Freezing temperatures are possible overnight, and will remain cool on Saturday. But Madaus says not to fret because temperatures will begin warming up on Sunday and lead into the new week with highs just below 70 degrees.

Here’s the local forecast from the CBS Detroit Weather Team:

Friday -Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

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Friday Night – Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Saturday – Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Saturday Night – Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. .

Sunday – Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Sunday Night – Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast. Low of 41F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Know before you go: Keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for traffic and weather, every 10 minutes on the 8s.  Check the CBS Detroit weather page for the extended forecast and up-to-the-minute information.

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