Brief fall weather departs with summer returning

After a gray day Tuesday, July sunshine will return for the rest of the week.

Well that was a quick taste of fall! Considering it is mid-July, the upcoming few days will see a return to more typical July weather.

The much discussed shot of chilly weather is now moving eastbound and away from Northern Michigan leading to temperatures slowly climbing now into the weekend with signs that we may see rather widespread 80's by the early part of next week.

While the steady rain some of us saw Tuesday is over with, I will keep a shower or two in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon mainly along/east of Interstate-75 as the last pieces of this system depart. High pressure will build in from the Plains pumping in much drier air which will work to erode the clouds Wednesday afternoon. Winds will remain northwesterly but temperatures will be a good 8-10 degrees warmer than they were Tuesday with highs Wednesday in the mid/upper-60's. Skies will clear out almost completely Wednesday night setting up a chilly one with widespread 40's overnight. In fact, we'll go as low as 39F tonight at Newberry.

The rest of the week into the weekend looks quiet. Highs will get back into the 70's Thursday into the weekend with a few 80's Sunday into Monday. We could see a stray shower/storm Sunday into Monday but at this point nothing widespread is expected.