While it was a gorgeous Saturday across northern Michigan, this weather pattern will be ending shortly as we head into the rest of our Memorial Day weekend. Clouds will be thickening up throughout Saturday night, as our next rain maker moves towards the region. Almost all south of the bridge will stay dry, but a few showers are possible late in the overnight period in the E. Upper communities. Lows will be fairly mild, low to middle 50s with winds generally light.
More widespread showers will be likely heading into the day on Sunday, with a few thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening hours. Thunderstorms Sunday are expected to stay on the non-severe side. Rainfall amounts will vary, depending on where the heaviest downpours set up, but a general quarter to half inch of rain will be likely for most. High temperatures will range from the low 60s to low 70s, with winds between 5-15mph and gusts a little higher. The rain activity will quiet down Sunday night, but mostly cloudy skies will still be prevalent. Lows will be between the upper 40s and lower 50s.
For Memorial Day, it will be far from a washout, but more scattered rain showers are expected, especially towards the afternoon and evening hours. Skies will be generally be mostly cloudy, but a few peaks of sunshine aren't out of the question. Temperatures Monday will be cooler, ranging from the upper 50s to low 60s in the U.P. and middle 60s for the L.P.
After the weekend, the weather pattern will remain on the rainy and chillier side. Both Tuesday and Wednesday will have the chance at scattered showers across all of northern Michigan, with temperatures generally around 5-10 degrees cooler than normal for the last couple days of May.
-Meteorologist Blake Hansen
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