Frosty conditions arriving Thursday night
Thu, 23 May 2013 13:35:04 GMT —
Days of rain are coming to a stop Thursday as high pressure will build in setting up concerns for frost the next couple of nights.
Low pressure is getting a push towards the East Coast with a chilly and brisk north wind wrapping in around that system across Northern Michigan. While the rain was plentiful (Raber in Chippewa County tallied 5.50" since Monday) it is coming to a quick end. Skies will also start to clear quickly from northwest to southeast during Thursday.
Frost is the issue Thursday night. Completely clear skies and a diminishing wind will set the stage for temperatures to go into a steep dive overnight. While a widespread killing freeze does not appear likely, areas of frost in our typical colder locations seems to be a good bet. Those with agricultural interests or if you've just started your garden may want to cover it up tonight inland away from the Great Lakes with most areas in the low/mid-30's by sunrise Friday.
Full sun Friday will slowly warm things up, but north winds will keep temperatures only around the 60F mark with patchy frost possible again Friday night. The dry/sunny weather will carry us right into Memorial Day with highs Monday around 70F.