High temperatures today reached the lower 80s across Northeast Michigan, except for some spots at the shoreline. Abundant sunshine combined with light winds from the south (and the jet stream heading way north into Canada) helped temperatures get more than 10 degrees warmer than normal. Afternoon temperatures reached 81 degrees in Alpena, 82 degrees in West Branch and 75 degrees in Rogers City.
The next storm system that will affect our area has yet to cross over the Rocky Mountains. It will head through the Plains and into the Upper Midwest. Its cold front will bring showers and a risk of thunderstorms Sunday. After the cold front passes through our area, colder temperatures will arrive early next week.
Low temperatures tonight will cool to the upper 50s and skies will become mostly cloudy. A few spotty showers are possible tomorrow, but there should be plenty of dry hours. High temperatures will warm to the upper 70s.
Tomorrow evening, Posen is hosting Atlanta for the high school football game of the week. Partly cloudy skies are expected, temperatures will start in the lower 70s at kickoff, then cool to the middle 60s by the end of the game.
Tomorrow’s forecast has periods of sunshine and spotty showers. High temperatures will get close to 78 degrees. Saturday will likely start with dry weather, then a few showers are possible late-day and into Saturday evening. High temperatures will warm to the lower 80s Saturday afternoon with a light breeze from the south. Showers and thunderstorms are more likely on Sunday.
Saturday is the warmest on the extended forecast. High temperatures will reach the middle 70s on Sunday, and winds from the southwest will strengthen. A cold front will move through our area Sunday and bring in cooler temperatures early next week. Afternoon highs are expected to reach the upper 60s Monday and Tuesday. 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.