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Early thunderstorms will give way to sunshine, but it will become quite breezy Wednesday

Photo Courtesy: Cathy Brehm

Morning showers and thunderstorms will quickly push across northern Michigan (the bulk of the activity will be north of M-72 in the N. Lower and throughout the E. Upper) Wednesday morning, before drier air via high pressure builds in by the afternoon. After the early morning activity, the only issue throughout our Wednesday will be some breezy conditions across the E. Upper and NE Lower as strengthening low pressure slowly departs from the Great Lakes. Winds east of I-75 may gust as high as 25-35 mph out of the west, which is rather close to gale force gusts on the nearshore waters. Sunshine will quickly increase throughout the day, and daytime temperatures will respond nicely - 60s to 70s by the afternoon.

High pressure continues to work into the region Wednesday night, leading to quiet conditions across the north. Winds will turn light throughout the night, even reaching calm values by daybreak Thursday. Lows will range between the 40s and lower 50s.

The quiet conditions continue into Thursday and Friday, meaning more sunshine to end the workweek. Winds out of the northwest Thursday will allow for near normal highs for mid-June - upper 60s to lower 80s, with many falling in between in the 70s. For Friday, winds shifting to the south will begin a rather mild period across northern Michigan, with daytime highs reaching well into 70s and many climbing into the lower 80s.

The warm-up continues into the weekend, where hot temperatures (80s on Saturday, with some approaching 90 on Sunday) and humid conditions will prevail. With all the warmth and moisture around, there will be scattered chances for thunderstorm action, but it's too early to tell where exactly this will set up.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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