Afternoon showers, but no weekend washouts

 

A chilly start on Thursday saw a pleasantly warm recovery in the afternoon, but this beautiful weather may be in some jeopardy as we head toward the weekend.

Overnight

High pressure over southern Ohio will continue on an easterly course overnight, but will remain more than close enough to treat us to another beautiful night. Skies will remain mostly clear, with just a few high clouds inching in by morning. Lows will take a cool dip again, but not quite to the extent we saw on Thursday morning. Lows will stop in the low and middle 50s this time around with a light SSW wind at 4-8 mph.

>> Current Temperatures across Mid-Michigan <<

Friday

The final day of the work week will be one of gradual transition. Mostly sunny skies will see you off to work in the morning, but as high pressure begins to lose its grip on the Great Lakes, it will cede ground to a new storm system emerging from the Rockies. Clouds will increase throughout the day, with partly cloudy skies taking over around lunchtime, turning mostly cloudy during the afternoon and evening.

The overwhelming majority of the day will be dry, but we could see a few isolated showers roll in just as Friday evening's Crim Races and football games are kicking off. Nothing will be rained out, but just be aware that you could cross paths with a brief shower during your Friday evening plans. High temperatures will level off in the upper 70s thanks to the returning clouds, with SSW winds increasing to 5-15 mph.

Scattered showers continue on Friday night, possibly with a stray thunderstorm tossed in. We'll also begin to feel the humidity making a comeback, but not quite to uncomfortable levels just yet. Friday night lows in the low 60s.

The Weekend

The weekend doesn't kick off with the best news for things like the Crim Festival of Races, or anything on Saturday for that matter. An area of low pressure will make its way through the Great Lakes, keeping things unsettled for the balance of the day. Much of the day will see scattered showers from time to time, but the threat of thunderstorms appears likely to hold off until the afternoon. High Saturday in the upper 70s.

Summer makes a resurgence on Sunday as temperatures make a jump back into the upper 80s. That's going to come along with a sizable rise in humidity too, so get ready to put the air conditioning back into service. We'll expect a general mix of sun and clouds, but with the added heat and humidity, we can't rule out a pop-up shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Unsettled weather looks like it will continue into next week as well. Take a look at the First Warn 5 7-Day Forecast!

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