Summer doldrums settling in

Sunshine and fantastic weather conditions will be with us through the weekend.

The doldrums of summer are setting in with dry quiet days and a notable lack of any appreciable rain through at least early next week.

Cooler and more refreshing air has replaced the muggy conditions of the past week in the wake of a cold front that raced across Northern Michigan Wednesday morning.

High pressure will cross over the area late Thursday through Friday with very little wind and hardly any clouds at all. Once that high pressure system moves east of us, winds will return southerly starting Friday which will warm us up into weekend. Temperatures will climb from the mid-70's Thursday to near 80F Friday and then into the low/mid-80's this upcoming weekend. By early next week, many parts of Northern Michigan will be well into the 80's with a marked increase in humidity.

The next shot at any rain will not arrive until perhaps Tuesday of next week, and even then, only a few isolated thunderstorms could develop in the afternoon.