Drier than normal so far this summer

Those with plans all across Northern Michigan will be treated to a beautiful stretch of weather right into the weekend.

Northern Michigan starts what has been and will be for some a lengthy period without any rain.

High pressure will build in across the Upper Great Lakes into the end of this workweek suppressing any rain chances well south of the area down into parts of Missouri/Southern Illinois/Southern Indiana for the next few days. That will lead to gorgeous sun filled days and clear/comfortable nights with daytime highs Wednesday through Sunday well into the 70's or low-80's.

While a bit dry, we are far from a drought although some spots could use a little rain. This is a look at how far below normal some cities are in rainfall since June 1st. The numbers tend to show areas near Lake Michigan across northwest Lower Michigan into the Eastern U.P. have tallied a little less rain than locations further inland and east.

Houghton Lake: -0.39"

Sault Ste. Marie: -1.65"

Traverse City: -1.96"

Alpena: -1.05"

We may see a stray shower or thunderstorm pop up Sunday afternoon inland along lake breezes but even that is a stretch. Any more widespread rains will hold off until at least the early/mid part of next week.

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