Warm temperatures continue; Chance of isolated thunderstorms arrives late Thursday
High temperatures today reached 84 degrees in Alpena. Brisk winds out of the west combined with a generally warm air mass and mostly sunny skies helped contribute to these warm temperatures, with nearly no influence from Lake Huron because of the wind direction.
The Midwest regional radar imagery is mostly dry, and mostly clear weather will continue for our area until tomorrow afternoon. A weak disturbance over the Upper Plains will travel east and bring us a chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms late tomorrow. A few showers or thunderstorms are also possible on Friday.
Low temperatures tonight will remain mild, near 60 degrees. Light winds out of the southwest will help keep warm temperatures in the forecast for tomorrow afternoon, reaching the middle 80s. Then beginning in the late-afternoon, the chance of showers and thunderstorms will increase.
The muggy meter is climbing for the end of the week, dew point values climbing into the 60s will make it feel more humid on Friday and Saturday. We should get a reprieve from the humidity on Sunday.
A few showers or thunderstorms will be possible in the late-afternoon or evening tomorrow. Temperatures will cool slightly on Friday with afternoon highs around 79 degrees. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible Friday morning-afternoon, then clearing skies are expected late Friday. This weekend will feature partly cloudy skies with high temperatures in the lower 80s on Saturday and middle 70s on Sunday. 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.