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Showers and thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon; Cooler this weekend

High temperatures today reached the lower 80s near the shoreline and upper 80s farther inland. Light winds out of the east kept temperatures slightly cooler at the shoreline, and mostly sunny skies have persisted all day long.

A few isolated thunderstorms have popped up throughout Lower Michigan, a sign of a more humid and more unstable air mass. A couple of isolated showers/thunderstorms are possible later this evening although it will remain mostly dry. Pockets of instability resulting in thunderstorm development extend west through parts of North Dakota and Montana — some of this instability will affect our area tomorrow, producing a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and early-evening.

Low temperatures tonight will settle in the lower to middle 60s with partly cloudy skies and a small chance of isolated showers. Tomorrow will likely start with dry weather, partly cloudy skies in the morning with temperatures in the lower 70s. During the heating of the afternoon, a few showers and thunderstorms may bubble up as high temperatures reach 86 degrees. The chance of showers will decrease tomorrow evening while warm temperatures remain in our area.

Winds will shift out of the north on Saturday and bring cooler temperatures to our area. High temperatures will reach the upper 70s on Saturday, then middle 70s on Sunday. Plenty of sunshine is expected early next week and temperatures will rebound into the 80s.

Friday will feel warm and muggy, with higher humidity compared to the past couple days. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon and early-evening. Partly cloudy skies are expected on Saturday, and mostly sunny skies on Sunday. It will feel fresher over the weekend with significantly lower humidity levels. 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.