The forecast from FOX 17 Chief Meteorologist Joe Kopecek: A strong fall system will blast through the Great Lakes this weekend creating wind, rain, thunderstorms, and eventually some lake effect snow showers. Colder air will move in  Saturday night and Sunday. Wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible along the lakeshore Saturday afternoon/evening.

  • Tonight:  Rain, heavy at times, with an isolated rumble of thunder. Lows in the low 40s. Winds southeast/south at 5 to 15 mph.
  • Saturday:  Look for scattered rain showers early, then steadier rain late morning into the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with temperatures falling during the afternoon. Some mixed rain and snow showers are possible late.  Winds becoming northwest at 15 to 25 mph.  Inland gusts around 40 mph, lakeshore gusts around 50 possible.
  • Sunday: Colder with scattered lake-effect snow showers. An inch or two is possible along/west of U.S. 131. Breezy too. Highs in the mid 30s.