High temperatures today reached the lower and middle 50s for most of Northeast Michigan. A high pressure system over the Upper Peninsula brought mostly clear skies and also circulated a breeze out of the north, about 10-15 mph.
Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing across Northeast Michigan, which has led to a Freeze Warning issued for all Northeast Michigan late tonight until tomorrow morning.
The next storm system is currently centered over Colorado. It is producing severe thunderstorms across parts of the southern Plains, but will not bring severe weather to Northern Michigan. This storm system will certainly give soaking rain late Wednesday and Thursday for our area. The question remains, how warm will it get on Thursday? This will depend on the exact track of the low pressure system. If the low pressure system follows a track to our south, we will not get into warmer air. If the low pressure system follows a track to our north, that will allow warm temperatures to migrate northward.
Low temperatures overnight will get close to 30 degrees in Alpena with clear skies, and dropping to the middle and upper 20s farther west. Cloud cover will increase tomorrow, then the chance of rain increases tomorrow evening. Total rainfall amounts through Thursday will likely reach 1-1.5 inches across Northeast Michigan.
Rainy weather will arrive late tomorrow and continue through Thursday. High temperatures on Thursday now look to reach the 50s. Drier conditions will move in Friday with highs in the lower 50s. The weekend will start dry and warmer with high temperatures near 60 degrees on Saturday.