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Warmth lasts through Wednesday, then temperatures tumble late-week

High temperatures today reached 75 degrees in Alpena, 77 degrees in Traverse City, Mich. and 78 degrees in Green Bay, Wis. Sunshine combined with a strong breeze from the southwest brought these warmer temperatures into Northern Michigan. The warmth will continue Wednesday … then a weak cold front will move through our area and bring notably colder temperatures.

The chance of showers will be minimal with the incoming cold front late-day Wednesday. After the cold front moves through: highs will be in the upper 50s Thursday, middle 50s Friday, and near 60 degrees Saturday.

Wednesday: Possibly an afternoon spotty shower but mostly dry. Early-morning temperatures will be quite warm, near 60 degrees. Late-morning temperatures will be close to 70 degrees. Highs will warm to about 75 degrees in the early-afternoon. Early-evening temperatures will be in the lower 60s.

Thursday: Sunny and cooler. Early-morning temperatures will start in the lower 40s. Temperatures will be near 50 degrees in the late-morning. Afternoon highs will be around 59 degrees. Early-evening temperatures will be in the lower 50s.

Friday: Bright with a chilly morning. Predawn temperatures will cool to the middle/upper 30s! Late-morning temperatures will rise to the upper 40s. Afternoon highs will be close to 56 degrees. Temperatures will be near 50 degrees in the early-evening.

Hurricane Sally will make landfall early Wednesday somewhere between Biloxi, Miss. and Pensacola, Fla. The big issue for that region of the Gulf Coast will be flooding rain and inundating storm surge. By Thursday afternoon, Sally will be moving toward Georgia and weakening to a depression.

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