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Damp Wednesday-Thursday; Drying out in time for the weekend

It was a scorching afternoon across most of Northeast Michigan. The high temperature reached 94 degrees in Alpena, just one degree shy of the record of 95 set on this date in 1965. Elsewhere, high temperatures earlier today sizzled in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

The radar and satellite imagery is quiet around Northeast Michigan, but a cold front to our northwest is gradually advancing towards our area. The cold front will bring a risk of thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and also cooler temperatures for the middle and end of the week.

Tomorrow will start dry with morning temperatures in the upper 60s under a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures tomorrow afternoon will reach the upper 70s and lower 80s along with a couple of hit-or-miss thunderstorms.

Despite the risk of an afternoon thunderstorm, the chance of rain is not particularly high tomorrow. Although some dry breaks are expected early Thursday, the chance of rain will climb midday as widespread rain will soak the Sunrise Side.

High temperatures will warm into the upper 70s on Wednesday and mid-70s on Thursday in Alpena. After periods of steady rain Thursday, skies will dry out Friday. Mostly sunny skies are forecast this upcoming weekend with warming temperatures — 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.