Lots of rain for northern Michigan this week

Northern Michigan is in for a rainy week.

Low pressure located near the Nebraska/Kansas border Sunday evening will slowly make its way toward the Great Lakes region. This will cause rain showers to begin Monday and continue through the week.

Overnight Sunday most will be dry - some may see a few sprinkles here and there - and we'll see clouds fill in. Lows will drop into the mid 20s and low 30s. East winds stay up, at 10-20mph, with gusts in the mid 30s possible.

Monday will be mild, with temps up into the 50s, but very windy. Winds will be out of the east at 10-30mph, with gusts near 50mph possible. Winds this high cause you to hear the whistling sound, it can be hard to use an umbrella, and you will feel the effects driving. It can also cause power outages. Pull in your garbage cans and lighter lawn furniture to prevent it from blowing away. The Central Lower is under a wind advisory from 8am to 8pm Monday. Rain showers will make their way in by early afternoon in the southern counties and spread northward.

Warmer weather will continue into Tuesday, afternoon highs will be up in the 50s and low 60s. We do keep scattered showers in the forecast though, and that chance of rain will carry through the end of the week. Model estimates show close to three inches of rainfall is possible by the weekend. Don't rule out periods of heavy rainfall at times or a thunderstorm - especially in the southern-most counties.

Temps drop back into the 40s and 50s to end the week - which is about ten degrees below normal for this time of year. A mix of sun and clouds, and a chance of rain, look to be in store for us Saturday and Sunday.