Temperatures climbing back above normal

Warmer weather will continue to build into Northern Michigan taking us all the way into next week.

One of the more beautiful weekends we've had so far this summer is on the way with comfortable temperatures and a lot of sunshine to go hand in hand with that.

After a couple of unseasonably cool days, there are signs of warmth on not only the short but also the longer term horizon. A large ridge of very warm air that has been locked up over the desert southwest and the Rocky Mountain region will peel off towards the Great Lakes as the upper air pattern undergoes a major change leading to increasing temperatures and humidity. In fact, we could see mid/upper-80's by the middle/end of next week with a marked rise in humidity.

Rain chances appear minimal through this upcoming weekend with many of us not seeing a drop. We could actually use a little rain. Of the five main climate sites across Northern Michigan, only Sault Ste. Marie is running above normal for rain so far this month.

Highs will be in the 70's Thursday and Friday before climbing close to 80F this weekend.