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Bright Tuesday; Risk of storms late Wednesday

High temperatures today reached the upper 70s with mostly sunny and hazy skies. Light winds out of the southeast kept temperatures slightly cooler at the shoreline. More sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures are expected tomorrow.

Although it has been sunny, the skies haven’t been picture-perfect blue because of smoke from central Canada being carried in the higher levels of the atmosphere. Smoke from forest fires north of the Canadian border has been causing hazy skies. The direction of the upper level winds will change midweek, and cause the smoke and haze to go away from our area.

Mainly clear skies extend through Minneseota, and we will get another bright day tomorrow. Thunderstorms have flared up in parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska — this will be the next disturbance to affect our area. A cold front will move through on Wednesday, triggering the risk of severe storms.

Overnight low temperatures will settle close to 50 degrees with clear skies. Mostly sunny skies will last all day long tomorrow with high temperatures in the lower 80s. Dry weather will continue through early Wednesday. A few showers are possible midday Wednesday producing nothing severe, then the greatest risk of severe weather will arrive late Wednesday.

The most likely time frame of severe weather will occur Wednesday evening. Thunderstorms are expected, fueling the risk of damaging wind and localized hail. The Storm Prediction Center (part of the National Weather Service) has issued a level 2 risk of severe storms for our area on Wednesday.

High temperatures will get to seasonably warm levels tomorrow. A couple of passing showers are possible on Wednesday, then the greatest risk of storms and severe weather will move in Wednesday evening. Wednesday will be warm and muggy as high temperatures reach the middle 80s. Those storms will clear early Thursday, a few spotty showers are possible, and cooler temperatures will move in with highs in the upper 70s. 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.