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From warm to sweltering later this week

A cold front is bringing scattered rain and thunderstorms to Northeast Michigan, continuing through this evening. However the cold front is losing its main characteristic — there will not be much cold air to follow.

The high temperature in Alpena reached 84 degrees. On the other side of the cold front, the high in Marquette was 76 degrees (but that’s not an indication of what’s coming to our area). But we have warm temperatures in our forecast, highs will be in the 80s Thursday and near 90 degrees Friday.

High temperatures on Thursday will reach about 83 degrees. A hot and humid air mass will move in Friday, highs will get close to 90 degrees. Winds out of the southwest will bring even hotter and more humid conditions Saturday with highs in the lower 90s. It will still be very warm Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Then a cold front will come through and bring in an air mass that’s drier and less humid.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a small chance of a midday spotty shower. Predawn lows will be near 64 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the lower 70s in the late-morning. Afternoon highs be close to 83 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the middle 70s.

Friday: Sunny and hot. Predawn temperatures will be in the lower 60s. By the late-morning, temperatures will rise to the upper 70s. Afternoon highs will heat up to about 90 degrees. Temperatures will remain quite warm during the early-evening, in the lower 80s.

Saturday: Sweltering, very hot and humid, and a late risk of spotty showers/storms. Predawn lows will be in the lower 60s. Late-morning temperatures will rise to the upper 70s. Afternoon highs will get into the lower 90s! Early-evening temperatures will still be sticky, in the upper/middle 80s.

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