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Risk of thunderstorms overnight; Less humid Wednesday

A cluster of thunderstorms over Minnesota and Wisconsin is moving east. This will give a risk of thunderstorms in Northern Michigan late tonight. The potential of storms will be short-lived, after midnight to the predawn hours very early Wednesday.

From Alpena to Tawas City, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a “Level 1” risk severe storms, the lowest end of the severe weather scale. A greater risk of severe weather is placed south of M-72, parts of Iosco and Ogemaw counties are under a “Level 2” risk of severe storms. The potential of severe weather will take place from midnight to 4 a.m. but should be isolated in Northern Michigan. The most notable hazards will be a risk of wind gusts over 58 mph and hail over 1 inch in size.

A warm front that moved through our area last night has brought and warm and muggy air mass to our area. High temperatures soared to 92 degrees in Alpena, 91 degrees in Traverse City, and 88 degrees in Saginaw. Wednesday will be less humid and not as hot.

Overnight lows will be near 59 degrees. There could be a few spotty showers early Wednesday with morning temperatures in the lower 60s. Skies will become mostly sunny and afternoon highs will reach around 79 degrees. Winds will come from the northwest, about 10 mph.

Midday-afternoon sunshine is forecast Wednesday with highs in the upper 70s or close to 80 degrees. Highs will be in the upper 70s Thursday with mostly sunny skies. The next chance of showers will arrive early Friday and highs will be in the upper 70s. Cooler temperatures will move in this 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.

By the way, in the Gulf of Mexico, the third tropical storm of the Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico Basin has been named. Cristobal is moving very slowly near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It will track to the north, and reach the US coastline of the Gulf of Mexico late on Sunday. The most likely location for landfall appears to be on the Louisiana coast (but there remains some margin of error west and east of Louisiana).