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Isolated showers & storms possible this afternoon with mild weather

Meteorologist Mathieu Mondro has your First Warn 5 Forecast.
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:13 AM EDT|Updated: May. 16, 2022 at 11:08 AM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - While the majority of Mid-Michigan stays dry the rest of this Monday, there remains a pop-up shower or storm chance to the east. Temperatures will also warm up to the lower 70s, but clearing skies tonight will allow a chilly turn in the forecast.

Afternoon

Sunshine is out in full force at this lunch hour, but with that warm up, that’s where we get the fuel for the isolated showers this afternoon. Those showers will be fairly short-lived, but where they really get going there could be a few rumbles of thunder and some heavy downpours.

Isolated Rain Monday Afternoon
Isolated Rain Monday Afternoon(WNEM)

Highs today have been trending warmer, although still chillier than how last week finished. Look for readings to reach up to the lower 70s, though 60s will hold on the lakeshore. The breeze today also picks up with the peak heating of the day, gusts will reach 25 to 30 mph through the afternoon and evening drive time. Wind direction will be from the northwest.

Highs Monday
Highs Monday(WNEM)

Tonight

Skies clear out tonight leading to a sharper drop in temperatures. Lows will settle into the lower 40s by Tuesday morning. The stronger breeze from the daytime will also slow back down, coming out of the northwest at only 5 to 10 mph.

Lows Monday Night
Lows Monday Night(WNEM)

Tuesday & Wednesday

Some higher-level clouds will try to filter their way through on Tuesday, but overall the day will be mostly sunny. This will be perfect for any yardwork you may have! Highs will cooler by Tuesday afternoon, though, with numbers only reaching up to around 65 by the afternoon. Expect the breeze to pick up at times, generally between 10 to 20 mph out of the northwest.

Wednesday sees some split rain chances. No heavy rain is expected, but a few showers should manage to trek through the area at times. Skies will be mostly cloudy with temperatures being the coolest of the week. Expect those numbers to only reach up to the lower 60s by the afternoon.

Some rain and storm chances return to the 7-Day Forecast by the end of the week, check it out right here!