Cooler and more refreshing weather on tap

Gusty northwest winds Wednesday will set up a choppy day on the lake.

As we head towards mid-July, we reach what is normally the warmest days of the year. That has certainly been the case since last weekend, but a more refreshing airmass is on the way.

A cold front passed across Northern Michigan early Wednesday morning. Ahead of that front there were a few showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night. In fact, across Lake Michigan near Antigo, Wisconsin a tornado was reported. We did not have any severe weather in our viewing area, but another round of needed rain did fall in spots.

Following our cold front, winds will shift out of the northwest Wednesday and become gusty at times. Those northwest winds will also make a noted drop in our dewpoint temperatures leading to a much less muggy and crisper feel to the air as the humidity is cut down. Temperatures will only warm slightly with highs Wednesday in the low/mid-70's.

Warmer weather will return to the area once again, but not until later in the weekend. Saturday/Sunday will see highs in the low/mid-80's with upper-80's forecasted early next week. As for rain, there is none in our long range forecast through at least Sunday and even then, only a spotty shower or storm is forecasted beyond that into early next week.