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Bright Wednesday; A Few Showers and Thunderstorms Thursday Night-Friday

High temperatures on the Sunrise Side warmed into the mid-80s under abundant sunshine. The only exceptions were along the shoreline where a breeze out of the east kept the high temperatures limited to the upper 70s or near 80 degrees.

Off the East Coast, Hurricane Chris has strengthened to a category 1 earlier this afternoon. Hurricane Chris is forecast to stay well offshore from the U.S. coast. Later this week, Chris will likely bring strong wind gusts and high waves to Atlantic Canada Thursday, as the hurricane travels northeastward.

Around Northeast Michigan, a high pressure system directly over the state will bring sunny skies tomorrow. High temperatures are forecast to warm up to the lower 80s, except along the shoreline where a light breeze out of the east will limit afternoon temperatures to the 70s.

Tomorrow will be dry all day with sunny skies in the afternoon. Most of Thursday should remain dry until the nighttime hours when a low pressure system from the Upper Plains will move eastward, toward Michigan. Rain chances will climb highest Friday morning-afternoon, along with a risk of thunderstorms. A return to dry weather is expected Saturday in addition to warmer temperatures.

For Wednesday, despite the coldest low temperature in the five-day forecast of 54 degrees in the early morning, high temperatures will warm into the lower 80s Wednesday afternoon. Clouds will increase on Thursday leading to a chance of showers Thursday night, and high temperatures will reach the mid-80s. The greatest chance of showers and a possibility of thunderstorms will move through Friday morning and afternoon, combined with higher humidity levels. Looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, Saturday should be mostly sunny, and Sunday is the warmest day of the forecast with a high of 90 degrees.