Toasty start to the weekend; Rain and thunderstorms Sunday
High temperatures today reached the upper 70s and lower 80s except at the Lake Huron shoreline. Afternoon temperatures got up to 72 degrees in Rogers City, 73 degrees in Tawas City, 77 degrees in Alpena and 82 degrees in Mio. Winds out of the south will bring warmer temperatures tomorrow.
A storm system currently over Montana, Wyoming and Idaho will be the main culprit of stormy skies on Sunday. Additionally, some moisture from the Deep South will surge northward. For the last weekend of summer, Saturday should begin with dry weather but the chance of showers will begin to climb late-day. Rain is likely on Sunday with a risk of thunderstorms.
Low temperatures tonight will cool to about 60 degrees. Partly cloudy skies are expected tomorrow morning, then a few showers will be possible as of the afternoon. High temperatures will warm to about 82 degrees. A few showers are possible tomorrow evening with temperatures in the lower to middle 70s.
The majority of the upcoming rainfall will happen on Sunday. Rainfall amounts of 0.5-1 inch will be widespread across Northeast Michigan. (There is a small possibility that rainfall amounts could become more than 1 inch in isolated areas where downpours are more persistent.)
If you’re heading to the shoreline, you might have to dodge some raindrops in the late-afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will at the shoreline will get to the upper 70s. Wave heights are expected at 1-2 feet.
Tomorrow will be mostly dry except for a possibility of late-day showers, and temperatures will warm to the lower 80s. Rain is expected on Sunday, thunderstorms are also possible just ahead of an incoming cold front. That cold front will deliver cooler temperatures early next week, fall-like temperatures will arrive just at the start of the new season. Fall begins Monday at 3:50 a.m., and afternoon highs will only get to the upper 60s. 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.