Sizzling Saturday; Chance of Storms Sunday
High temperatures heated up to 93 degrees today in Alpena. As the heat continues tomorrow along with increasing humidity, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning which will go into effect tomorrow at 11 a.m. and last through Sunday 8 a.m.
A high pressure system over southwestern Pennsylvania is bringing clear skies through Michigan, and the sunshine will continue tomorrow. Tomorrow, a breeze out of the southwest will bring higher heat and humidity into our area. A low pressure system currently in South Dakota will hold off until Sunday, when it will bring a chance of thunderstorms to Northeast Michigan.
We will finally have some warm temperatures at the beaches of Lake Huron this weekend. Temperatures will be near 90 at the shoreline on Saturday. A chance of showers and thunderstorms will move into our area beginning Sunday afternoon.
If you are heading to the Long Lake Lights Festival tomorrow, the weather will be mostly sunny, hot and humid. For the triathlon in the morning, temperatures will already warm up to around 80 degrees. Proper precautions from the heat include drinking plenty of water, applying sunscreen, staying in the shade, wearing loose fitting clothing and a hat. By the afternoon, temperatures will heat up into the mid-90s. It will continue to feel muggy in the evening with temperatures in the 80s around fireworks time.
Through this weekend, the toasty temperatures will continue in addition to added humidity on Saturday. Several hours of dry weather are expected Sunday morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms will move through Sunday afternoon and evening. After that, some relief from the humidity on Monday is expected with highs in the 80s.