Finally a summer weekend with storms arriving early next week

A warm and humid weekend is on tap allowing for great weather at beaches across the region.

Northern Michigan residents roll into the weekend with a more summer feel to the air as humidity will be up and while storm chances are minimal this weekend, they will increase early next week.

Our area is pretty far removed from scorching heat/humidity which has lifted as far north as the Chicago and southern Michigan border area which is as far north as this will get this weekend. A nearly stationary front is stalled out to our south preventing any of that heat from getting this far north and will actually slide even further south this weekend pretty much eliminating any chance for rain or storms locally.

Winds will be out of the southeast or east much of the weekend although right near the Great Lakes winds will turn onshore during the day. That will keep temperatures mainly in the mid-70's to low/mid-80's on the high end. Although temperatures will be excessively warm, the humidity will climb so it will feel a bit sticky out there this weekend. Morning fog both Saturday/Sunday will gradually thin out with a mix of sun/clouds both days. The only real shot at a shower or storm will be Friday afternoon along/west of US-131 from Kalkaska southward to Big Rapids and west to the Lake Michigan shoreline in places such as Manistee/Cadillac/Frankfort/Traverse City/Ludington.

By early next week, the approach of a cold front will bring an increasing chance starting on Monday for a few thunderstorms to the region. Highs Monday and Tuesday will climb into the 80's with muggy conditions. We cool back into the low-70's by Thursday.

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