Temperatures as of 5:30 p.m. are close to 60 degrees in Alpena, and almost 10 degrees warmer in West Branch — that is a sign of some warmer air heading northward. Temperatures across the region will continue to warm to around 70 degrees this evening combined with winds out of the south.
A storm system currently producing thunderstorms in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula will travel eastward. It is forecast to produce scattered severe thunderstorms tonight. After the system clears, skies will become brighter and temperatures will turn colder tomorrow.
The greatest risk of severe weather is highlighted in orange, however areas in yellow are also at risk for severe thunderstorms. The greatest hazards are damaging winds and hail from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.
For tomorrow, winds out of the northwest will pull colder air into Northeast Michigan. High temperatures will reach the middle and upper 50s with clearing skies midday.
Temperatures will be going on a roller coaster ride this upcoming week. Afternoon temperatures will reach the middle 50s Thursday and Friday. Dry weather will last all day Thursday, then some showers will enter late Friday. Showers are expected to continue Saturday morning and afternoon but temperatures will warm into the upper 60s. High temperatures will briefly cool down to the 50s on Sunday, then rebound into the mid-60s on Monday. 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.