Final day of near if not record heat as temperatures tumble Wednesday

Courtesy: Nancy Peterson/Beaver IslandNancy sent this picture in of her dog "Niko" enjoying the water and the late September warmth. Tuesday will be the final day of near record heat.

Northern Michigan will bake under one more near if not record warm day Tuesday before a strong cold front passes by dropping temperatures a solid 20-30 degrees by Wednesday.

A cold front remains (as it has been the past couple of days) west of the area but will finally get a push across the area ending the recent heat. That being said, we will still get quite toasty Tuesday with temperatures ranging from 77-91F across our area. Coolest readings (upper-70's) will be in western Mackinac County into Luce counties with the warmest temperatures in the Traverse City area and also the Clare/Mt. Pleasant areas. Sunshine early but clouds will infiltrate the area later in the day.

That front will pass Tuesday night leading to at least scattered showers or a rumble of thunder overnight. I don't believe this will be a big rain producer for us, but showers will develop overnight with temperatures overnight from 51-60F.

We will feel the cooler weather Wednesday as temperatures simply won't warm much if at all. Skies will start mostly cloudy with a few passing light rain showers possible Wednesday. We will all notice the dramatic temperature drop with highs from 58-62F.

Cooler weather hangs around through the remainder of the week with another chance for showers later Thursday into part of Friday as another shot of cooler/disturbed weather passes by.

It does dry out for the upcoming weekend with 60's to near 70F temperatures along with a good deal of sunshine.

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