A low pressure system over northern Minnesota will move to the east and bring the first chance of showers this week to Northeast Michigan. The chance of showers will increase after 1 p.m., and a thunderstorm will be possible predawn to midday Tuesday. The cold front attached to this low pressure system will bring cooler temperatures for the middle of the week.
High temperatures Monday reached the middle 50s near the Lake Huron shoreline, winds out of the east/southeast kept temperatures cooler near Lake Huron. Temperatures were almost summer-like away from the Lake Huron shoreline. Afternoon temperatures got up to 56 degrees in Alpena, while the high was 75 degrees in Traverse City. A recurring theme over the next couple of days will be cooler temperatures at the Lake Huron shoreline with significantly warmer temperatures to the west of Alpena.
We’ll have a chance of showers Tuesday morning and afternoon. Then drier weather is expected late Tuesday into Tuesday evening. Another chance of showers, though smaller, will move into our area Wednesday morning. That dries out for Wednesday afternoon and evening. More moisture moving in from the southwest will bring an increased chance of rain late-day Thursday.
Tuesday: A thunderstorm will be possible early, then a chance of showers lingers until the afternoon. Predawn lows will be in the lower 40s. Late-morning temperatures will climb to the lower 50s. Afternoon highs will warm to about 66 degrees. Evening temperatures will head into the 50s.
Wednesday: An isolated shower or two will be possible in the morning, then drying out. Early-morning temperatures will begin in the lower 40s. Afternoon highs will reach close to 58 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool from the lower 50s to middle 40s.
Thursday: Starts dry, then increasing chances of rain late-day. Predawn lows will be in the lower 40s. Afternoon highs will get up to around 60 degrees. Evening temperatures will be in the middle 50s.
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