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      Fourth of July forecast

      Fantastic weather is forecasted by the 7&4 Storm Team for the 4th of July Holiday.

      While a few storms may pop up Wednesday afternoon/evening, the Independence Day forecast looks fantastic across Northern Michigan.

      There will be a fair amount of clouds around Northern Michigan Wednesday as low pressure sits off to our south. If enough heat is generated a few widely scattered showers/thunderstorms could develop later Wednesday. The most likely area for storm development will be along/south of highway M-72 with a much smaller chance north of there. Highs Wednesday will top out in the 75-80F degree range.

      As for the 4th of July, it does not always work out this way each year, but a nice day is on tap weatherwise. Temperatures will warm back into the mid/upper-70's Thursday with a mix of sun/clouds. The majority of the area will remain dry, but near Lake Huron from Cheboygan to Alpena later Thursday, we will throw in a small chance along lake breezes there for a stray shower or storm, but not enough to cause anyone to change their plans. Even if that does happen, any remnant showers will die off before the sun sets allowing the fireworks displays to go off without a hitch.

      Warmer weather returns this weekend with highs in the 80's and bit more humidity will be noted.