High temperatures today ranged through the 70s in Northeast Michigan, and were largely determined by proximity to Lake Huron. Closer to the lake, fternoon highs reached 71 degrees in Rogers City, 72 degrees in Harrisville and 73 in Alpena. Farther inland, afternoon temperatures warmed to 76 degrees in Mio and Oscoda, and 79 degrees in West Branch.
Clearing skies will take place tonight and tomorrow. Saturday, we’ll see sunshine mixed with a few clouds and high temperatures close to normal for mid-September. A weak disturbance coming out of western Canada will track across the Upper Plains and give a chance of showers to our area on Sunday.
Low temperatures tonight will cool to the middle 50s. While there may be some cloud cover at the start of the morning, more sunshine is expected midday-afternoon. High temperatures will get close to 70 degrees with a breeze from the west. Evening temperatures will settle around 60 degrees under mostly clear skies.
After the weekend, daily high temperatures will go on a warming trend. High temperatures will reach the lower 70s on Monday, then warm to the middle 70s on Tuesday and upper 70s Wednesday. In fact, those high temperatures in the middle of the week will climb above normal values, the normal high temperatures this time of year is about 70 degrees.
For Saturday, high temperatures will be close to normal, near 70 degrees, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. A few showers are possible Sunday and high temperatures will reach about 72 degrees. Several days of dry weather are in store next week — partly cloudy skies on Monday and mostly sunny skies Tuesday-Wednesday. 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.