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Refreshing Tuesday; Rainy end to the week

Around 1 p.m., strong thunderstorms developed west of Alpena just as heat and humidity reached their highest values today, combined with a cold front entering the area. The only report of hail in the country was sighted in Mikado, where quarter-sized hail fell around 1:45 p.m. By 5 p.m., the thunderstorms moved offshore, and clearing skies took over the area.

It felt very sticky earlier this afternoon, when high temperatures briefly tickled the 90 degree mark in Alpena just before 2 p.m. Beginning around then, strong thunderstorms moved through the area with a cold front, which is introducing cooler temperatures to the Sunrise Side.

A high pressure system building into northern Minnesota will steer a stiff breeze out of the north about 15 mph tomorrow, bringing in cooler temperatures. Low temperatures overnight will cool down to the upper 50s, and tomorrow’s high temperatures will reach only the mid-70s.

Abundant sunshine will keep the skies bright through midweek. In the early morning, temperatures will be in the lower 60s under mostly sunny skies. A breeze out of the north will pick up in the afternoon, and the daytime high will only reach 76 degrees with continued sunshine. In the evening, we will see clear skies with temperatures falling into the 60s.

Wednesday will feature completely sunny skies but a chilly start near 50 degrees, then climbing to 79 degrees in the afternoon. Thursday will start sunny, but by the evening clouds will increase in advance of the next storm system entering the Great Lakes region. Temperatures will warm into the 80s Thursday and Friday, then lower slightly into the upper 70s for the upcoming weekend. By late Friday, rain is forecast to spread over the area, lasting through Saturday and possibly into early Sunday.