High temperatures today reached the lower 50s south of Alpena and upper 40s elsewhere. Skies became mostly clear in Oscoda around midday, so sunshine combined with a light breeze from the west caused temperatures to get a little warmer in that area. Cloud cover lasted longer around Alpena and points north, which slightly limited this afternoon’s high temperatures.
Clouds are decreasing this evening, and clear skies will last until the middle of the day tomorrow. Then, a storm system currently soaking the Deep South will move northward and bring rain to our area late Saturday night until midday Sunday.
Clear skies and light winds will allow the temperatures to become very cold overnight, dropping to the middle and upper 20s. Tomorrow will start with clear skies and morning temperatures in the upper 20s. High temperatures will warm to about 52 degrees, then cloud cover will increase tomorrow evening. Winds will come from the south, about 10 mph.
Rainfall Saturday night through Sunday midday will likely be a little heavier south of Alpena. About 1-1.5 inches of rain are expected for the areas highlighted in yellow, from Harrisville to West Branch to Saginaw Bay. Slightly less rainfall is expected for the areas shaded in green where 0.5-1 inch of rain is expected, from Alpena to Traverse City and Roscommon to Cheboygan.
Cloud cover will increase late tomorrow, then showers will move in tomorrow night. High temperatures will warm to the middle 50s on Sunday, and showers will exit to the northeast around midday. Mostly cloudy skies are expected on Monday, then temperatures will get even cooler on Tuesday with a chance of showers. 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.