A cold front moving across Michigan brought severe thunderstorms to parts of Northeast Michigan. This afternoon and evening some thunderstorms were warned for severe wind gusts near 60 mph and the potential of hail becoming larger than 1 inch across. Additionally, For about 2-2.5 hours earlier this evening, there was previously a Flash Flood Warning that was posted for areas near the Presque Isle-Alpena County border — the National Weather Service reports that 2-3 inches of rain fell in that area.
High temperatures today soared up to 91 degrees before storms rolled in. Compare that to the other side of the front, highs reached 75 degrees in Houghton and 77 degrees in Duluth.
The Perseids meteor shower is peaking this week, and Wednesday predawn looks like an idea time for viewing. To see the meteor shower, it’s best to be in the darkest area possible, away from city and town lights. The most idea time to see this meteor shower is predawn, a couple hours before sunrise. Early Tuesday will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the middle 60s. Early Wednesday will feature clear skies and temperatures near 60 degrees.
Tuesday: Cloud cover will be clearing around daybreak, then sunny skies in the late-morning through afternoon hours. Early-morning temperatures will be close to 60 degrees. Temperatures will rise to the lower 70s in the late-morning. Highs will reach about 82 degrees in the afternoon. Early-evening temperatures will be in the middle/upper 70s.
Wednesday: Sunny and warm (but not humid). Predawn temperatures lows be in the upper 50s. Late-morning temperatures will rise to the middle 70s. Afternoon highs will be near 85 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be around 80 degrees or in the upper 70s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Early-morning lows will be close to 59 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will be in the lower 70s. Afternoon highs will get up to 83 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the middle 70s.
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