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Increasing temperatures and humidity late-week, and a risk of thunderstorms Friday

High temperatures in Northern Michigan today only reached 70 degrees in Alpena, 69 degrees in Cheboygan and 72 degrees in Houghton. Notice that temperatures to the west of Michigan were a little warmer, highs got up to 78 degrees in Green Bay and 79 degrees in Minneapolis. Temperatures will become slightly warmer around Northeast Michigan for Thursday.

Two areas of high pressure, one over North Dakota and the other over Nebraska, will be clearing skies tomorrow. Morning cloud cover will give way to afternoon sunshine. Dry weather will remain in our area through the middle of Friday.

A cold front will move across the Upper Plains later this week, and arrive on our doorstep Friday evening. The National Weather Service is indicating a Level 2 risk of severe thunderstorms Friday evening for areas south of Presque Isle County. The timing when the highest risk of storms will move through Northeast Michigan is Friday evening, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Potential hazards include: damaging winds, blinding downpours and a risk of hail.

Thursday: Early cloud cover then becoming mostly sunny by late-day. Predawn temperatures will start near 50 degrees. By 10 a.m., temperatures will be close to 70 degrees. Afternoon highs will warm to about 80 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool to the 60s. Winds: From the WSW at 7-15 mph.

Friday: Increasing clouds midday-afternoon, then a risk of thunderstorms in the evening. Predawn lows will be in the middle 50s. Late-morning, temperatures will rise to the middle 70s. Afternoon highs will reach about 84 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the upper 70s. Winds: From the SW at 7-15 mph.

Saturday: A chance of showers early, drying out late-day. Predawn lows will be in the middle 60s. Afternoon highs will get up to 80 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will remain mild, in the lower/middle 70s.

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