Thunderstorms rumble in later today

Thunderstorms are forecasted to develop later Tuesday. Some could be strong.

Following several warm and hazy/humid days, a cold front will drop through early Wednesday sweeping out the humidity and cooling temperatures back into the 70's although it could come at the cost of strong thunderstorms.

Fog and low clouds that shrouded the area Tuesday morning should give ground to increasing sunshine setting up a warm/muggy afternoon with highs in the 80's.

We still anticipate the development of thunderstorms later in the afternoon and more likely into the evening hours. Before our cold front gets here, a weak/subtle warm front will lift across parts of Northern Michigan and may well provide the trigger for a few storms to pop off in the afternoon (most likely south of Traverse City including Manistee/Ludington/Cadillac).

Thunderstorms will then cross Northern Michigan this evening into the overnight ahead of our cold front. While widespread severe weather is not forecasted, a few storms could have strong winds or some hail along with heavy downpours.

By Wednesday morning, any storms will come to an end with a few lingering showers and clouds gradually ending as well. Skies clear Wednesday with cooler/less humid weather. Dry weather is then forecasted all the way through the upcoming weekend.