High temperatures today got only to 70 degrees in Alpena — that’s the result of a cold front that moved through last night. The colder air will be short-lived, temperatures in the 80s are expected tomorrow.
Two major weather systems are affecting the country. The cold front that moved through our area last night continues to travel east, now affecting the east coast this evening. Tropical Storm Barry has developed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Storm Barry could intensify to a category 1 hurricane prior to landfall in Louisiana on Saturday. After making landfall, Tropical it will weaken to a tropical depression as it travels north. This storm will likely bring torrential rainfall amounts of 12 to 24 inches to parts of central and eastern Louisiana through this weekend.
Low temperatures tonight will drop to the lower or middle 50s with partly clear skies. Cloud cover will continue to decrease, giving mostly sunny skies Friday morning and afternoon. Temperatures will reach highs in the lower 80s with light winds out of the west.
Bright skies and seasonable warmth will arrive tomorrow. A few showers are possible early Saturday, then dry weather is expected in the afternoon and evening with highs in the upper 70s. It’s back to sunshine on Sunday with highs in the lower 80s. Then the heat will crank up early next week, getting close to 90 degrees on Tuesday. For the rest of Northeast Michigan’s weather forecast, watch the latest weather video by clicking the weather tab at the top of the page.