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Showers early Wednesday, then brighter late-week

It was yet another cool day (by summer standards) in Northern Michigan. Highs reached only 74 degrees in Alpena, 72 degrees in Cheboygan and 65 degrees in Houghton. But notice there are some signs of warmth building to our west, where highs got up to 81 degrees in Minneapolis and 82 degrees in Chicago.

The next storm system is currently centered near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Showers have already moved into Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. We can expect showers to start before daybreak in Northeast Michigan and continue until around midday.

Wednesday will be slightly humid with dew points in the lower-middle 60s. Dew points will drop to the 50s Thursday and Friday, so it will feel very comfortable then. After that, humidity will sharply increase. It will feel muggy Saturday and very sticky Sunday.

Wednesday: Showers predawn to midday, then late-day clearing. Predawn lows will be near 58 degrees. Morning temperatures will be in the middle 60s. Afternoon highs will reach about 78 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the upper 60s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy. Predawn temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Temperatures will get close to 70 degrees around 10 a.m. Afternoon highs will get up to about 80 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Friday: Sunny and getting warmer. Early-morning temperatures will be in the upper 50s. Late-morning temperatures will be close to 70 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach the lower 80s. Temperatures will be in the middle 70s during the early-evening.

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