High temperatures today reached the lower 70s for most of Northeast Michigan. In the afternoon, winds near the shoreline shifted out of the southeast. As a result, areas farther west got a few degrees warmer. Afternoon temperatures got up to 68 degrees in Tawas City, 70 degrees in Alpena, and 73 degrees in Atlanta. Similar to slightly warmer temperatures are expected tomorrow.
A cold front currently extending through Minnesota and Nebraska will travel to the east. Just ahead of it, showers and thunderstorms will move through our area tomorrow morning and afternoon. Following the cold front, cloud cover will clear and cooler temperatures will move in Thursday.
In other news, Tropical Storm Karen is bringing flooding and mudslide concerns to Puerto Rico. It is on a path toward the north through Friday, then it’s forecast to make a sharp turn toward the west this weekend. Tropical Storm Warnings and Flash Flood Watches are in effect for Puerto Rico.
Showers will progress across Northern Michigan tomorrow morning and thunderstorms will also be possible midday-afternoon. Our area will get showery, warm and blustery conditions tomorrow — high temperatures will reach about 73 degrees and winds will gust up to 30 mph. The chance of showers will diminish tomorrow evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a Small Craft Advisory for the near-shore areas of Lake Huron because of the gusty and unsettled conditions tomorrow. In addition to strong wind gusts, wave heights will reach up to 3 feet in proximity to the shoreline (higher further out).
High temperatures will reach the lower to middle 70s tomorrow with showers and possible thunderstorms. Following a cold front, highs on Thursday will reach only the middle 60s under partly cloudy skies. Another round of showers is likely on Friday with highs in the middle 60s. Drier conditions will move in Friday night-Saturday. 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.