The U.P. is getting affected by thunderstorms this evening and a separate batch of thunderstorms is heading into southwestern Michigan. A cold front will move through the state later this evening, so a chance of isolated showers cannot be ruled out. After that, it’s going be dry all throughout the weekend and into next week.
High temperatures today heated up to 85 degrees in Alpena, 84 degrees in Saginaw and 83 degrees in Houghton. Although a cold front is moving through our area tonight, temperatures will not be much colder over the weekend. The cold front will bring in a drier air mass with lower humidity levels.
The UV index Saturday will be very high, so there is the potential to get sunburned quickly. Air quality will be good and tree pollen will be high. Enjoy the outdoors, but definitely have a supply of water to stay hydrated and sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
Saturday: Cloudy skies predawn will give way to partly cloudy skies for the afternoon. Predawn low temperatures will be in the lower 60s. Temperatures will rise to the middle 70s by 10 a.m. Afternoon highs will reach about 81 degrees. In the early-evening, temperatures will still be in the middle to upper 70s. Winds will be from the northwest, close to 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny and warm (but not that humid). Predawn temperatures will start in the middle 50s. By the late-morning, temperatures will be in the lower 70s. Afternoon highs will get close to 82 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will remain warm, in the upper 70s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and warm. Predawn lows will be in the upper 50s. Afternoon highs will warm to about 84 degrees.
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.