High temperatures today reached the mid-50s … the last time temperatures reached 50 degrees in Alpena was in late-December. We saw periods of rain, even a few downpours late-afternoon and early-evening with a few thunderstorms in Iosco county.
A look at radar imagery though the evening hours shows a few downpours moving through Northeast Michigan, ahead of the main storm system near Lake Michigan/eastern Wisconsin. Winds out of south gave us very warm temperatures today. As the storm system progresses into eastern Canada, winds will shift out of the northwest, drawing colder air into our region.
Warm temperatures, periods of rain, and melting snow are contributing to a Flood Watch across all of Northern Lower Michigan until Friday evening. Ponding on roadways and river levels rising are possible over the next 24 hours.
High temperatures tomorrow will reach 40 degrees around midday, then temperatures will fall in the afternoon. A few light rain showers or flurries are possible on and off throughout the day. Winds will pick up out of the west at 10-15 mph.
Colder air will arrive this weekend, although the weekend is looking mostly dry. High temperatures will reach only 29 degrees on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies. There is a slim chance of a few flurries late Sunday although temperatures will reach slightly milder values, around the mid-30s. Plenty of dry weather is in store early next week with gradually warming temperatures from Monday through 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.