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Dry through Wednesday afternoon with typical late-July temperatures

Radar and satellite imagery today shows rather unimpressive features across the Midwest. Notice more cloud cover streaming out of Montana and North Dakota. That will eventually grow into a disturbance producing thunderstorms. Around Northeast Michigan, our chance of thunderstorms will increase late Wednesday.

Wednesday morning and afternoon look fine for any outdoor plans. Then late Wednesday evening, a chance of showers and thunderstorms will arrive. Thursday could start with some damp weather, then drying out for the afternoon and evening. Friday will be completely dry. Saturday, watch out for a risk of thunderstorms mainly in the morning and afternoon.

High temperatures Tuesday reached 80 degrees in Alpena, 81 degrees in West Branch, Michigan — although temperatures were cooler lakeside with a high of 75 degrees in Rogers City, Michigan. High temperatures will be similarly warm Wednesday … then cooler late-week.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, increasing clouds late-day, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Early-morning lows will head down to about 58 degrees. Afternoon highs will warm to near 80 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool from the middle 70s to upper 60s.

Thursday: Chance of showers early, then clearing skies will give way to afternoon sunshine. Early-morning lows will be near 62 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach close to 77 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the 60s.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a cooler morning. Early-morning temperatures will begin around 54 degrees. Afternoon highs will be about 73 degrees. Evening temperatures will go into the 60s.

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