Cloud cover is moving in from the west, but rain chances are looking minimal in the Alpena area. There could be a brief shower tomorrow well west/southwest of Alpena. Otherwise we’ll see a little more cloud cover. Any significant rain chances look to hold off for a couple of days.
The high temperature in Alpena got to a comfortable 74 degrees Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures were warmer out to the west, Minneapolis reached 83 degrees and Rapid City, South Dakota warmed to the lower 90s. We don’t have 90s in the forecast, but warmer temperatures will head into our area late-week.
Temperatures will get warmer heading into the weekend. Highs Thursday will reach the upper 70s. Friday, temperatures will get up to about 80 degrees. Highs will warm to the lower 80s Saturday and southwest winds will draw in higher humidity. Sunday will get even warmer, going into the upper 80s.
Thursday looks good for anything outdoors, we’ll see a little more cloud cover but rain chances appear minimal. Friday, the morning and afternoon will be fine for any outdoor plans. A chance of showers will move in late Friday. Be aware of a risk of thunderstorms for Saturday morning and afternoon, that would be a better time for indoor activities. We’ll likely find rain chances decreasing for Saturday evening, giving way to a brighter Sunday.
Thursday: Mix of sun and clouds in the afternoon. Early-morning lows will cool off to around 54 degrees. Afternoon highs will get up to about 78 degrees. Evening temperatures will go into the lower 70s and 60s.
Friday: Some sunshine to start, increasing clouds late-day, then a chance of showers in the evening-nighttime. Predawn lows will head down to about 57 degrees. Afternoon highs will warm to near 80 degrees. Evening temperatures will be mainly in the 70s.
Saturday: A high chance of showers/thunderstorms predawn-afternoon, and more humid. Early-morning temperatures will begin with lows close to 63 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the middle 70s midday. Highs will reach around 82 degrees late-day. Evening temperatures will be mainly in the 70s.
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