Clouds to decrease slowly on Saturday and Sunday

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WEST MICHIGAN — After three consecutive days of overcast skies with at least some rainfall recorded in the official rain gauge at the Grand Rapids airport, some sunshine would be awfully nice this weekend. With high pressure already starting to build in from the west this morning, we should see some sun in the near future. Here is a look at where that high pressure system is as of this early morning writing:

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In Michigan, however, patience is often a virtue when it comes to waiting for the sun to shine at this time of year. As cold air continues to cross the relatively warm waters of Lake Michigan today, low clouds will be slow to break up. This is how Future Track HD sees our sky around dinner time today:

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As you can see, sunshine will still be limited at this time. But as that area of high pressure slides to our east tomorrow and we start to pick up a southerly wind, clouds will indeed break up tonight and tomorrow.

The clearing will be short-lived, however, as our next area of low pressure will move in on Monday and Tuesday with a good chance of rain.

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