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Storms late Wednesday including risk of severe weather

High temperatures today got up to 81 degrees in Alpena, Atlanta and Mio. Light winds out of the southeast kept temperatures a little cooler in Harrisville, Oscoda and Tawas City. Mostly sunny but hazy skies latest much of the day. Cloud cover will increase tonight, temperatures will get warmer tomorrow and humidity will increase.

A low pressure system centered over North Dakota will continue to travel east and bring two rounds of showers, with a risk of severe weather late tomorrow. The second round of showers/thunderstorms will come with a cold front — after that, high temperatures on Thursday will get cooler.

Low temperatures tonight will cool to the upper 50s with more cloud cover moving in. Tomorrow morning will likely start dry, then a few showers are possible midday to early-afternoon. That first round will be followed by several hours of dry weather. During the evening, a round of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move through our area, some storms may be strong or possibly severe.

The evening round of storms has the potential to become severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a “level 2” risk of severe storms, the scale goes up to level 5. Localized damaging wind and hail are possible, a severe thunderstorm is defined as producing strong winds gusting over 58 mph or large hail that measures at least 1 inch across (or both). The greatest risk for severe weather will occur Wednesday 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

A few showers are possible midday Wednesday followed by a strong round of storms in the evening. Afternoon temperatures will warm to 85 degrees combined with higher humidity levels. A few spotty showers are possible Thursday and colder temperatures will move in, highs will reach the upper 70s. Friday is looking completely dry with partly cloudy skies and afternoon temperatures near 80 degrees. Highs will climb to the lower 80s 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.