High temperatures today reached the middle 40s for most of Northeast Michigan. Skies remained mainly dry though cloudy and winds out of the east at 10 mph helped keep the cool temperatures in our area.
A storm system over Oklahoma will travel toward the Great Lakes over the next 24 hours. There is plenty of rain on the northern side of this storm system which will soak our area late tonight and tomorrow.
Rain will move in during the predawn hours as low temperatures drop to the upper 30s. Tomorrow will start with pouring rain, likely causing travel conditions to be slower than usual. Rainfall intensity should gradually weaken in the afternoon and evening with high temperatures reaching only the lower 40s. Also, winds will pick up to 20 mph out of the east.
Total rainfall amounts should end up close to 1 inch in Alpena, and similar rainfall amounts are expected near Mio. North and west of Alpena, about 0.5-1 inch of rain is forecast for the areas shaded in green. South of Alpena (and south of Mio), more than 1 inch of rain is likely for the areas shaded in yellow, possibly as much as 2 inches in some locations.
Expect soaking rain tonight and tomorrow with cool temperatures, only getting to 42 degrees for the afternoon high. A few showers are possible Thursday, then drier weather is forecast for the end of the week. High temperatures will reach the upper 40s on Thursday, then warm to the middle 50s on Friday. Warmer temperatures will move into our area this upcoming weekend. 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.