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More sunshine on Wednesday, with fairly mild daytime temperatures

Photo Courtesy: Cathy Brehm

Overall, a fairly quiet stretch of weather will continue across northern Michigan throughout the rest of the workweek with daytime temperatures feeling more like summer than spring at times.

For Wednesday, nearly full sunshine will be the theme across the N. Lower as high pressure slowly exits to the east and there's no significant disturbance on the vicinity. The only notable feature is a weak cold front slowly dropping southward across the Great Lakes, but exiting high pressure/dry air will win out by the end of the day. The dropping cold front will increase some clouds across the E. Upper with an isolated chance of a sprinkle, but the expectation is for all to stay quiet and pleasant. Winds will switch to the southwest, allowing daytime temperatures to climb into the 70s for most with a couple places nearing the 80 degree mark. A lake breeze will keep the lakeshore communities slightly cooler with 60s for highs. Fire danger will be elevated Wednesday with the dry conditions - check with the DNR on the status of burning permits.

Quiet conditions keep chugging along Wednesday night with 40s to lower 50s for overnight lows.

Another wave of high pressure moves into the Great Lakes Thursday after the weak cold front passage. Winds will shift once again, and for tomorrow it will be out of the east-northeast. Daytime temperatures will be cooler (generally 60s) across the E. Upper and NE Lower because of this wind direction (off the cooler Lake Huron). Everywhere else, high temperatures will climb into the lower 70s with more sunshine.

Tranquil conditions will continue into Friday and most of Saturday with comfortable, but slightly above average temperatures. A disturbance does appear to make its way to the Great Lakes on Sunday, bringing rain back into the forecast. At this time, any rain chances appear scattered at best.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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