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Warmer temperatures Thursday and a chance of showers Thursday night

High temperatures today reached only the upper 60s and lower 70s across Northeast Michigan. Brisk winds from the west usually result in milder temperatures near the shoreline, where high temperatures reached the lower 70s. The colder temperatures weren’t only confined to the surface, a pool of cool air extended into the middle levels of the lower atmosphere.

A weak disturbance aloft helped to develop a few isolated showers, although most of the day was spent under cloudy skies. The cool and cloudy air mass is on the way out. Tomorrow is looking mostly dry except for a chance of showers at night.

Dorian has strengthened to a category 1 hurricane today, currently located near the Virgin Islands. The latest forecast shows Dorian maintaining hurricane strength as it moves toward the northwest. It could intensify to a category 3 hurricane (which means wind speeds of 111-129 mph) over the weekend, as it travels near the Bahamas. It will likely make landfall late Sunday or early Monday on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, and around then weaken to a category 2 hurricane. On the hurricane’s approach, the southeastern states will have to endure rainfall amounts over 5 inches in some cases plus high waves and storm surge.

Cloud cover will decrease tonight and low temperatures tonight will cool to 50 degrees. The daytime hours tomorrow are looking partly cloudy and high temperatures will warm to about 80 degrees. A cold front will move through our area tomorrow night, generating a chance of showers then colder temperatures on Friday.

Temperatures tomorrow will become warmer than normal in the afternoon. The cold front that will move through our area tomorrow night will put an end to the short-lived warmth. Then, a prolonged period of dry weather with periods of sunshine will begin Friday and continue into the Labor Day weekend. High temperatures will reach the lower 70s on Friday, near 70 degrees on Saturday, then get slightly warmer Sunday and Monday. 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.