The low pressure system that has brought numerous showers and even a few rumbles of thunder will continue to influence northern Michigan's weather Thursday night and into Friday. It's attached cold front has already sweet through the region, but occasional showers will continue on the back side of the system.
On Friday, cooler air will usher into all of northern Michigan - high temperatures will only reach the upper 60s to lower 70s, about 5-10 degrees below normal for mid-August. With the cooler temperatures, a W-NW breeze, and occasional showers, it will feel like fall for all. Rain showers will be most numerous in the morning (mainly north of the Straits and off of Lake Michigan), tapering off in the afternoon and evening. For Friday night, mainly mostly cloudy skies early before some partial clearing takes place late in the overnight. Low temperatures generally in the 50s with winds calming.
Low pressure exits far enough into Canada Friday night and into Saturday, setting up a partly cloudy day for the first half of the weekend. The lone exception is an isolated shower E of I-75 in the afternoon because of a lake breeze interaction. Temperatures warming on Saturday, widespread 70s.
More sunshine and warmer temperatures on Sunday, as high pressure builds - mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.
For Monday, the day of the Solar Eclipse, an approaching frontal boundary will increase clouds a tad during the second half of the day. Still uncertainty rises about rain chances Monday afternoon, but at the moment, it appears there is a chance for a showers/t-storm north of the Straits during the Eclipse timeframe. Further south, partly cloudy skies, but details will get clearer as we progress through the weekend.
-Meteorologist Blake Hansen
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