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Weekend gets 75%

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It was an early taste of summer for Mid-Michigan on Friday as sunshine returned to the skies, and temperatures soared into the middle and even upper 70s! We can attribute this to a combination of factors including a small area of high pressure that settled over the Great Lakes, and a large stalled out upper-level low pressure system over the Rockies. Regardless of the reasons, it certainly made for a fantastic ending to the work week!

Over the course of Friday night, a weak cold front will skirt by the region, just to our north. There is virtually no moisture associated with this front, so no precipitation will occur, but we will see a shift in our winds that will knock our temperatures down a bit as we head into Saturday. Overnight lows Friday should remain comfortable in the middle and upper 40s.

Sunshine will remain at the helm for the first half of the weekend and our temperatures, while a bit cooler, will still be quite nice as they reach the middle and low 60s. A northeasterly wind will be in play though, so expect temperatures to be a bit cooler across the Thumb and shoreline areas of Lake Huron.

Sunday will offer us a day of changing weather. The day will start with a little bit of sunshine, but a developing storm system over the Plains will begin a push toward the Great Lakes throughout the day. Clouds will be on the increase into the afternoon, followed by what will likely be a good, soaking rain in the evening. Highs will drop a bit lower than Saturday, but should still push into the low 60s.

As Sunday's storm system overspreads our region, the stalled upper-level low presently over the Rockies will begin to shift into the central Plains, and will be absorbed into a stronger upper-level storm riding east near the U.S./Canada border. By Monday, this new storm will begin to stall out over southern Ontario, tapping into a large reservoir of moisture already riding north with Sunday evening's surface storm. As a result, periods of rain will likely stick around through much of Monday.

From there, the rain will taper off to showers on Tuesday. However, the lingering upper-level low will keep things rather unsettled with chances for scattered showers through Thursday. On top of that, persistent clouds and a dominant northwesterly flow will bring in a cooling trend, pushing our daily highs back into the middle and low 50s.

 

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