High temperatures today reached the lower 40s for most of Northeast Michigan. In Alpena, it reached 41 degrees this afternoon — the warmest in two weeks. The last time the temperature reached 40 degrees in Alpena was November 4.
Showers currently in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa will not be an issue for our area, those will divert to the south. The next storm system is currently affecting the Pacific Northwest. This will move through the Plains then turn toward the Great Lakes. It will be warm enough for this storm system to consist of mainly rain when it reaches our area on Thursday.
Low temperatures tonight will cool to about 30 degrees with cloudy and drizzly conditions. A small chance of a patchy flurry in the morning or patchy shower in the afternoon will linger tomorrow. High temperatures will reach close to 40 degrees, and winds will be light, from the southwest around 5 mph.
The chance of any light showers/flurries on Tuesday is on the low end. Wednesday is looking mainly dry. Rain will be likely on Thursday, and it’s possible Thursday’s storm may briefly end with snow showers at night.
Tuesday should be mostly dry despite a small chance of a patchy flurry/shower. Wednesday’s forecast is dry, mostly cloudy with high temperatures reaching the lower 40s. Rain will arrive Thursday morning and most of Thursday will be wet. Temperatures will get briefly colder on Friday. 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.