Storms roll through northern Michigan Sunday
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 01:02:01 GMT —
Strong storms moved across northern Michigan Sunday.
Low pressure over Lake Superior and it's accompanying cold front are working their way across the Great Lakes region.
Although there was some sunshine across northern Michigan Sunday, showers began in the mid-morning hours for the E. U.P., and continued to spread into the L.P. There were some strong storms during the afternoon and early evening hours, some of which produced some bigger hail and wind gusts over 60mph. There were reports of 1" hail in Mancelona. Our 7&4 weather watcher in Eastport, Ducks, reported an inch of rain in three hours. There was storm damage also reported in Alden, where pictures were sent of a large tree (around 1 foot in diameter) on top of a car. There were also reports of Crystal Springs Rd. in Bellaire, near Dewitt Marine, being impassable due to downed trees and power lines, and reports of power outages in the Bellaire area.
Rain showers and thunderstorm chances will continue into the late night as the system pushes eastward. Labor Day looks to be mainly dry, but there may be some drizzle or a light shower during the day as the weather system pushes eastward. Expect some decent cloud cover Monday as well as breezy conditions - winds out of the northwest at 10-15mph with gusts in the mid 20s.
The big difference you'll notice this week? The temperatures! Monday, highs will remain in the mid 60s, and for the remainder of the workweek will be in the low to mid 70s despite ample sunshine.
We do look to warm into the upper 70s for next weekend and that will be our next chance of rain/storms.