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Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Winter storm watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon. Tonight, cloudy. A chance of flurries. Lows around 24. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Saturday, a chance of snow in the morning, then snow in the afternoon. Cloudy. Snow accumulation around an inch. Highs around 32. East winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 80 percent.

Extended forecast: Saturday night and Sunday, patchy blowing snow. Snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Moderate snow accumulation. Lows around 24. Highs around 29. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent. Sunday night, a 30 percent chance of snow in the evening. Partly cloudy. Lows 18 to 23. Monday and Monday night, mostly clear. Highs around 31. Lows 15 to 20. Tuesday and Tuesday night, mostly cloudy. Highs around 31. Lows around 20. Wednesday and Wednesday night, mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow. Highs around 33. Lows 18 to 23. Thursday, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of snow. Highs around 30.

Lake Superior: Tonight, southeast wind 5 to 15 knots. Cloudy. A chance of flurries. Waves building to 2 to 3 feet, then subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Saturday, east wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 32 knots. Cloudy. A slight chance of snow in the morning, then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Waves building to 5 to 8 feet occasionally to 10 feet.

Saturday night, east wind 20 to 25 knots with gale force gusts up to 34 knots. Snow. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Thursday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 25 degrees, which is normal for the date. The high Thursday was 27 degrees and the overnight low was 23 degrees.

Precipitation: Thursday, .02 inches. Year to date, 43.97 inches. Normal to date, 32.90 inches.

Snowfall: Thursday, .4 inches. Season to date, 29.2 inches. Normal to date, 28.1 inches.

Sunset: 5:06 this evening.

Sunrise: 8:12 a.m. Saturday