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Showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night-early Saturday; Warm and drier Saturday afternoon

High temperatures today reached the lower 70s for most places in Northeast Michigan. Winds out of the west at 15-20 mph helped bring warm temperatures to communities near the shoreline. High temperatures were reached when the sun was out and temperatures have since fallen as cloud cover has increased.

High pressure centered over Minnesota will keep dry weather in our area through most of tomorrow. The next storm system to affect us is currently over Utah and will travel northeastward, through Minnesota. This will increase the chance of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow evening and then introduce a warm and slightly muggy air mass on Saturday.

Overnight low temperatures will drop to the middle 40s with partly cloudy skies. A mix of sun and clouds is expected tomorrow morning with temperature close to 50 degrees. In the afternoon, temperatures should get close to 61 degrees in Alpena with only a slim chance of showers. A higher chance of showers will move in during the evening.

In addition to warmer temperatures on Saturday, we will notice increased humidity as well. The “Muggy Meter” shows humidity will increase Saturday, drop to drier/more comfortable levels Sunday and Monday, then become muggy again on Tuesday. Dew point values (shown on the left) are directly related to how muggy it feels: 40s or below make it feel dry, dew points in the 50s are comfortable, 60s make it feel more muggy, and dew points above 70 feel sticky.

Tomorrow will start with dry weather, and the afternoon should end up mostly dry as well. High temperatures will reach the lower 60s, then the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase during the evening. A few showers will probably continue into Saturday morning, then skies should clear in the afternoon. Temperatures on Saturday will warm to the middle/upper 70s (areas farther away from the shoreline could possibly get close to 80 degrees). Mostly sunny skies are forecast for Sunday, then the next chance of showers will hold off until Monday night. 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.