High temperatures today reached the upper 70s across much of Northeast Michigan under mostly sunny skies and a breeze out of the southeast about 10 mph. Temperatures in the middle and upper 70s are considered “normal” based on the climate statistics at Alpena airport. The breeze out of the southeast kept temperatures slightly cooler at the shoreline.
Overall for the month of August, the average of the daily high temperatures was 82 degrees, which is 5 degrees warmer than normal. The warmest day was August 14, when temperatures heated up to 94 degrees. The average of all the daily low temperatures throughout the month was 59 degrees, which is also 5 degrees warmer than normal. The coldest low temperature was 43° early this morning (August 31). After two months of significantly below normal rainfall, the total rainfall of 3.1 inches this month came close to normal.
Dry weather will continue tonight, mostly clear skies currently extend toward western Wisconsin. Scattered showers currently over Minnesota and Iowa will move eastward, entering Northeast Michigan tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow, the highest chance of rain and thunderstorms will occur in the morning and afternoon. Some dry hours are expected tomorrow evening, before another chance of showers from late Saturday night until Sunday midday. Then, several hours of dry weather are expected Sunday afternoon and evening. Another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms is expected on Monday. Afternoon temperatures throughout Labor Day weekend will reach the lower 80s. 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.