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Forecast for Friday, September 29, 2017 (AP graphic)

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then numerous rain showers overnight. Cloudy. Lows 44 to 49. Inland, northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming north overnight. Near the shore, northwest winds 5 to 15 mph becoming north 10 to 20 mph overnight. Chance of rain 60 percent. Friday, cooler. Cloudy with rain showers likely in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 53. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent. Friday night, clear. Areas of frost. Lows around 31 inland to around 39 at the shore. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Extended forecast: Saturday, sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night, clear. Lows 39 to 44. Sunday, partly cloudy. Highs around 65. Sunday night, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Lows 48 to 53. Monday and Monday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs around 67. Lows around 53. Tuesday, mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs around 66. Tuesday night, a chance of showers in the evening, then showers likely overnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 60 percent. Wednesday, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs around 65.

Lake Superior: Tonight, northwest wind 10 to 20 knots veering north 20 to 25 knots late. Scattered showers in the evening. Isolated thunderstorms through midnight. Numerous showers after midnight. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Friday, north wind 15 to 20 knots with gusts up to 27 knots. Cloudy with a chance of showers through early afternoon, then partly cloudy by mid afternoon. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet. Friday night, north wind 5 to 15 knots. Mostly clear. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 51 degrees, which is normal for the date. The high Wednesday was 57 degrees and the overnight low was 44 degrees.

Precipitation: Wednesday, none. Year to date, 30.28 inches. Normal to date, 25.69 inches.

Sunset: 7:35 this evening.

Sunrise: 7:46 a.m. Friday.