Light winds from the east, coming off Lake Huron, helped bring cool temperatures to our area today. High temperatures today reached only the middle 60s across most of Northeast Michigan, and upper 60s farther inland. A warmer and muggier air mass will move in tomorrow.
A storm system currently centered near the South Dakota-North Dakota border will continue to move eastward. It will bring rain to our area beginning early tomorrow. Tomorrow morning is looking very wet, so allow extra time for any travel plans early in the day. Rainfall intensity should ease during the afternoon and evening. Wednesday is looking cloudy but not very wet.
Low temperatures tonight will cool to the middle 50s. Cloud cover will increase and showers will arrive in the predawn hours. Thunderstorms remain possible during the morning and afternoon. Southwest winds will bring warm temperatures and higher humidity to our area. High temperatures will reach 80 degrees with a chance of scattered showers throughout the rest of the day.
The heaviest rainfall amounts over the next 24 hours will likely set up north and west of Alpena, and less is forecast closer to Saginaw Bay. 0.25-0.5 inches of rain are expected in Alpena. 0.5-1 inch is possible in Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. 0.1-0.25 inches are expected around Oscoda and Tawas City.
Tomorrow will start wet then rainfall will taper to lighter showers throughout the day. It will get warm and muggy as afternoon temperatures reach 80 degrees. Wednesday will likely end up cloudy during the day, the the next chance of showers will move in Wednesday night. High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 70s Wednesday afternoon. Gray skies will continue Thursday, but Thursday is not looking like a washout. A more likely chance of rain and thunderstorms will move in Friday. 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.