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      Dry for at least the next week after today

      Outside of a stray shower Tuesday south of M-55 there will be no rain across the area until at least next Tuesday.

      A few places were lucky enough to get a little rain for the yard and garden last night, but after today it may well be a week or so until we see anymore.

      Radar estimates and a few reports show that there was a narrow area of heavier rain about 6 miles wide that fell along the Kalkaska/Missaukee County line around Taffeltown and Fletcher over towards Tent City where anywhere from 0.75-1.00" of rain fell. That was far from the case for the rest of the area with nowhere north of highway M-32 seeing any rain at all Monday night. We may still see a stray shower or thunderstorm pop up south of a Manistee-Cadillac-Houghton Lake line Tuesday afternoon but that is it for rain.

      The arrival of high pressure will set up a prolonged stretch of dry yet pleasant/comfortable weather which will take us right into the weekend and for that matter early next week. Daytime highs will top out each afternoon in the mid/upper-70's with upper-40's/mid-50's in the overnight hours. It will not rain at all with only a few fair weather clouds dotting the sky.

      There is some agreement that a cold front will drop in next Tuesday (about a week from now) bringing the next chance for a few showers or thunderstorms.