Temperatures around the area reached the middle and upper 70s in the early afternoon. Several hours of dry weather and a strong breeze out of the southwest sustained about 30 mph and with occasional gusts near 50 mph brought the warm temperatures. Since then, a cold front has recently passed through our area, and temperatures will drop rapidly tonight.
East of the cold front, it felt like summer in Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Detroit as temperatures warmed into the middle and upper 80s. Behind the cold front, it was a chilly, fall-like day in Duluth and Bismarck where temperatures only reached the mid-50s. The colder air mass is heading our way tonight and into the weekend.
Northeast Michigan has seen a mix of sun and clouds today, and greater amounts of sunshine are expected tomorrow. Plenty of dry weather will follow, lasting through Monday, given a general lack of precipitation to the west.
Low temperatures tonight and into early Saturday morning will drop to 40 degrees in Alpena, and perhaps a couple degrees colder to the west. Morning temperatures will slowly climb through the 40s. Then, in the afternoon, the high temperature is forecast to reach 62 degrees with mostly sunny skies. The temperatures befit the new season — fall starts Saturday at 9:54 p.m.!
Dry weather will last all weekend. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Sunday with a high around 61 degrees. Similar cloud cover is expected Monday, though temperatures should warm to the upper 60s in the afternoon. After that, some rainy weather is expected Tuesday, then temperatures will turn a little cooler on Wednesday. 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.