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Tonight's Forecast, and Thanksgiving Travel

Skies will become partly cloudy tonight with temperatures hovering around freezing. Fair weather will continue Monday but it will become rather breezy. Thanksgiving travel looks good in the Great Lakes region with fairly dry weather. Read More >

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