The storm system that brought rain late Sunday and early this morning has departed well to the east, but another well-developed storm system is following in its footsteps. Cloudy skies will continue this evening, then after midnight rain will enter our area from the southwest.
Election day will be wet, with periods of rain from the early-morning through the evening. In general, lower rainfall amounts will occur well to our south, around the Thumb of Michigan. About ½-¾ of an inch is expected from Alpena county and points south, including Alcona and Iosco counties. Higher rainfall amounts are likely north and west of Alpena, including Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Oscoda counties where ¾-1 inch of rainfall is forecast.
High temperatures today reached the upper 40s and lower 50s today under cloudy skies and a breeze out of the southwest at 10-15 mph. The wind direction has been key in pushing mild temperatures into our area. After tomorrow’s storm system passes through, and winds flip out of the west, colder temperatures will start to enter our area.
After tomorrow, temperatures will drop sharpy throughout the week. Highs will reach the lower 40s tomorrow, then by Friday and Saturday afternoon temperatures will reach only into the 30s.
Rainy conditions will through much of tomorrow with mild temperatures, reaching the upper 40s. Also, a breeze out of the west will pick up to 15-20 mph during the afternoon. Breezy conditions will continue Wednesday with a lower chance of rain or snow showers. Temperatures will continue to get colder throughout the week, and a chance of snow showers will arrive 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.