Fantastic weekend in the weather department

Many fields have been wet with farmers getting a late start on planting. Those puddles will dry up with no rain this weekend or much of next week.

Outside of a few evening showers/thunderstorms Friday, Northern Michigan will settle in for a fantastic stretch of spring weather all the way into much of next week.

After a colder and wetter than normal spring so far, the weekend is shaping up nicely as high pressure will build in scouring out the clouds, ending any rain chances, and keep temperatures very comfortable.

Before we get into the weekend however there is a decent shot late Friday afternoon/evening for a few thunderstorms to pop up after 3 p.m. across the Lower Peninsula. The most likely spots to see rain will be along/west of Interstate-75 out to the Lake Michigan shoreline between 3 p.m. and midnight before any rain chances will quickly come to an end.

As mentioned above, high pressure will lead to sun filled afternoons both Saturday and Sunday with most area in the 60's and a few 70's inland away from the Great Lakes. It appears that the next chance, and it's a small one for rain will not enter the picture again until at least next Thursday.