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Nearly full sunshine to start the week with rain chances returning midweek

Courtesy: John O'Neill/Cedar We should squeeze in at least two dry days to start the week for most of Northern Michigan with pleasant and quiet weather.

Skies quickly cleared last night setting up what was supposed to be a nice showing of the Northern Lights but so far I have not heard any reports of them being out in full force overnight.

We have two full dry days on tap beginning today through Tuesday with a respectable amount of sunshine and gradually warmer and more humid conditions working in. Lots of sunshine today with high pressure overheard squashing any rain chances and really preventing much cloudiness from even developing. Expect sunshine and a warmer day than Sunday with temperatures well into the 70's to near 80F. Winds will be light with an onshore breeze right at the Great Lakes Monday afternoon.

More of the same Tuesday but a turn in winds out of the southwest will set up temperatures from 80-87F with an uptick in the moisture leading to a more humid feel outside. Expect more sunshine with just a few passing clouds. A few scattered thunderstorms may creep into parts of the Eastern U.P. later Tuesday afternoon primarily along/west of Interstate-75.

We have two primary chances for showers/thunderstorms this week. A cold frontal passage late Tuesday night into Wednesday and then heading toward the latter half of next weekend it looks as if another frontal boundary will roll across the area. Overall pretty typical mid-July weather in the offing.

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