A cool and breezy day on tap Thursday with a decent shot at a few showers/thunderstorms to open up the weekend on Saturday.
It was a chilly start to the day with Indian River/Kalkaska/Wellston all dropping into the mid/upper-30's Thursday morning thanks to light winds and clear skies. Indian River wins the coldest spot award with a low of 36F.
Temperatures will climb at a slow pace Thursday thanks to gusty northwest winds which will keep temperatures below normal. Highs Thursday will struggle into the mid-60's for many spots even with lots of sunshine. A few clouds may brush the Lake Huron shoreline on the far western edge of low pressure over the Ontario/Quebec border but there will not be any rain.
We anticipate another chilly night with widespread 40's and again there certainly will be a few 30's in our colder outlying locations Friday morning. Frost however is not expected.
Sunshine Friday with west winds as temperature climb into the 70's.
The next meaningful rain will sweep in from north to south Saturday along a cold front with rain and the chance for a thunderstorm arriving in the U.P./Straits area Saturday morning and then work south into Lower Michigan the remainder of the day. It will not rain all day but rain is likely at some point Saturday. Dry weather returns Sunday.