Fog a concern this morning, thunderstorms later

Drivers should be aware of foggy conditions across Northern Michigan Wednesday morning. A low pressure system crossing through the Ohio Valley will also touch off storms to the south.

The thickest fog is currently in the Eastern UP and across the Northern Lower. There is a dense fog advisory in effect until 11am for Chippewa, Mackinac, Luce, Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, and Charlevoix counties. Especially in these areas, visibility may be down to a quarter mile or less.

Elsewhere, visibility is down to about 2-5 miles.

The fog should burn off later this morning, but until then, take it a little slower, turn on your headlights, and give yourself a little extra time heading out the door.

As we head into your afternoon, expect some sunshine, with passing showers and maybe a thunderstorm in the Central Lower. Temperatures will be warm, with most of us reaching into the 70s.

The further south you are, the higher your chance of thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. The highest threat exists south of I-96 towards the border, so keep that in mind if you're traveling. The main threats look to be damaging winds and large hail.

Heading into the remainder of the workweek - expect a pop-up shower possible Thursday with lots of sunshine, and breezy north winds at 10-20mph, gusts possible around 35mph. Highs are around 70 degrees and remain there until a bit of a warm up Sunday. Friday and Saturday look sunny, with our next chance of storms arriving Saturday evening.