High temperatures today ranged from the lower 60s to lower 70s, and cooler temperatures were found at the shoreline. At the shoreline, a light breeze came out of the east … while farther inland, a light breeze came out of the west. These opposite wind directions forced air to rise in the middle, causing a band of cloudiness through Alpena County, western Alcona County and western Iosco County.
Dry weather extends through Wisconsin and into southern Minnesota, so we will get partly cloudy skies tonight. The next storm system is centered over southern Canada where it is producing showers and localized heavy downpours into parts of North Dakota and Montana. This system will gradually travel toward the east and spread a few showers into Northeast Michigan beginning tomorrow afternoon.
Tomorrow morning will likely start with dry weather, some sunshine mixed with clouds, and temperatures in the middle 40s. The chance for showers will increase during the afternoon as high temperatures reach the lower to middle 60s. Showers will start near the Tip of the Mitt and progress toward Saginaw during the afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will remain near normal Thursday and Friday. This weekend, a system centered to our south will block warm air from reaching our area. Winds out of the east and gray skies will limit temperatures to the 50s for afternoon highs. The chance of rain will be greatest on Sunday.
A few showers are expected late in the day tomorrow with high temperatures around 63 degrees in Alpena. Friday should remain completely dry with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures close to 60 degrees. A few showers are possible on Saturday, although Saturday should end up the drier half of this weekend. 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.