Unseasonable warmth continues Sunday, early next week
Another day of record breaking warmth, with many locations reaching the lower 90s on Saturday. If not in the low 90s, almost all locations throughout northern Michigan are reaching the middle to upper 80s, as high pressure dominates the region with a helpful southerly flow. Saturday night, temperatures only bottom out in the 60s once again - another night of having the air conditioning running.
Sunday will feature another unseasonable hot day across the Great Lakes, with record temperatures likely to be broken again in many spots. Skies will vary between partly to mostly sunny and winds will be out of the south, setting up for a hot, humid, abnormal early fall day.
**Record Temperatures for September 24th (Sunday)
City/Record (Year)/Forecasted High Temperature
Traverse City: 89° (2007)/91°
Gaylord: 86° (2007)/89°
Sault Ste Marie: 88° (1892)/88°
Houghton Lake: 86° (2007)/89°
Alpena: 89° (2007)/90°
Even into next week, the abnormal warmth continues - upper 70s to upper 80s Monday and Tuesday. Clouds gradually increase on Tuesday, with scattered rain showers accompanying later in the evening/overnight and throughout Wednesday. The next chance of rain is associated with a strong cold front that will flip the switch on our current summer-like conditions. Temperatures Wednesday through the end of the week will only reach the upper 50s/lower 60s - a little below normal for the last few days of September.
-Meteorologist Blake Hansen