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Thunderstorms Wednesday midday-afternoon; Warmer and Bright Thursday

Afternoon temperatures today were largely dependent on wind direction: Winds out of the east, off of Lake Huron, kept temperatures in Alpena stuck in the 60s. Brisk winds out of the west, a land breeze, brought temperatures up to 80 degrees in Oscoda. After a few scattered showers early this morning, some sunshine also aided in the warm temperatures reaching the 70s (even near 80 degrees) except at the Lake Huron shoreline north of Harrisville where winds off Lake Huron kept temperatures cooler.

We are into a large gap of dry weather which extends across Wisconsin, and will continue for our area this evening. After midnight, the chance of showers will begin to increase. Thunderstorms are currently breaking out across Minnesota, and that disturbance will move into our area tomorrow. The risk of thunderstorms in Northeast Michigan will be greatest during the afternoon.

For high school baseball regional games tomorrow, there is a decent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High temperatures will reach the lower 60s in Atlanta and close to 70 degrees in Mio during the mid-afternoon.

A few showers and thunderstorms are expected tomorrow across Northeast Michigan, then skies should begin to clear during the evening. High temperatures will reach only about 60 degrees in Alpena, but warmer inland for Ogemaw and Oscoda counties.

After tomorrow’s stormy weather, several days of sunshine are expected from Thursday to the weekend. High temperatures will likely reach the lower 70s for the end of the week — but just how much Lake Huron will influence temperatures for towns near the shoreline remains to be pinned down. 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.