Briefly cooler Thursday
Short-lived isolated showers briefly popped up over Northern Michigan Wednesday afternoon. The greater moisture now resides to our south, where more numerous showers and thunderstorms affected parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Drier and cooler weather out of central Canada will move in for Thursday.
High temperatures Wednesday warmed to 83 degrees at Alpena airport, although temperatures were cooler close to the lakeshore with highs of 77 degrees in Oscoda, Michigan and 73 degrees in Rogers City, Michigan. Thursday’s temperatures will get cooler across the board with highs mainly in the lower 70s.
Temperatures Thursday will drop to several degrees below normal, highs will reach the lower 70s. Friday will begin cool then afternoon temperatures will get up to the middle 70s. Winds will shift and draw warmer air out of the southwest over the weekend. Temperatures will rise to the lower 80s Saturday, then hotter on July Fourth.
Thursday: Chance of a spotty shower midday. Predawn temperatures will head down to about 56 degrees. Afternoon highs will be near 72 degrees. Evening temperatures will go into the 60s.
Friday: Partly cloudy. Predawn temperatures will drop to around 52 degrees. Afternoon highs will reach close to 74 degrees. Evening temperatures will fall to the 60s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and getting warmer. Early-morning lows will be near 55 degrees. Afternoon highs will get up to about 81 degrees. Evening temperatures will cool from the upper 70s to upper 60s.
You’ll want to have water, sunscreen and hats handy on July Fourth. For the 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.