Comfortable start to the workweek

Northern Michigan will have a pleasant start to the workweek.

After light showers came to an end Sunday afternoon, northern Michiganders were able to get outside and enjoy a warm, sunny afternoon and evening. A bit breezy to end the day, with north winds at 10-20mph, gusts in the mid 20s, but winds will become lighter overnight into Monday (NE at 5-10mph). We have a moderate swim risk for the evening for Leelanau, Benzie, and Manistee counties - there are large waves and hazardous currents, and only experienced swimmers should be in the water with caution. Some of the beaches included are Suttons Bay, Northport, Leland, Glen Arbor, Empire, Frankfort, Elberta, Arcadia, Manistee.

Overnight lows into Monday will be around 40 degrees with partly cloudy skies.

Monday high pressure moves back into the Great Lakes region, giving us plenty of blue skies into Tuesday. Afternoon highs both days will be in the mid 70s.

Keep in mind, all of this nice weather (warm temps, low humidity, a little breeze) is causing us to have elevated fire danger. Our fire danger rating is high across all of the Central and Northern Lower and Luce County, and very high across the tip of the mitt and the remainder of the E. U.P. Burn permits are not being issued at this time. Open debris burning is not permitted across our area, except Luce and Chippewa where there are burn permit restrictions.

Tuesday evening our next system approaches. A low pressure system will work its way acroos Missouri and Illinois, then come up across Lake Michigan, bringing along a warm front. This will cause a little more cloud cover for the Central Lower Tuesday afternoon, and touch off rain showers in the southernmost counties Tuesday night. Chances of rain then stay with us through Wednesday and into Thursday as the low pressure system moves into Canada and a cold front passes.