A frosty Sunday night, but a warming trend is on the way this week

Photo Courtesy: Cathy Brehm

A Frost Advisory is in effect for Chippewa-Mackinac-Emmet-Cheboygan-Presque Isle-Charlevoix-Antrim-Otsego-Montmorency-Alpena-Kalkaska-Crawford-Oscoda counties from 2AM-8AM Monday. Low temperatures potentially falling into the lower-middle 30s will lead to some frost development. Make sure to protect/cover any sensitive vegetation.

It took some time Sunday, but high pressure and its associated dry air has scoured out any remaining cloud coverage across northern Michigan, leading to a sunshine filled evening. With the clearing skies, light winds, and a continuation of dry air pressing into the Great Lakes, temperatures will bottom out enough to support frost concerns. Lows will range from the middle 30s to lower 40s with a couple of the inland areas possible dropping to the freezing point.

Monday starts off quiet for all, but clouds will gradually increase in the N. Lower throughout the day as a weak area of low pressure tracks across the Ohio Valley. A decent amount of sunshine will prevail in the E. Upper, with very little influence from the mentioned low pressure. Conditions are just right for scattered shower activity M-72 Monday evening, with the best chances south of M-55 to see any appreciable rainfall. High temperatures will moderate Monday under a southerly flow, ranging from the the upper 60s to middle 70s.

More high pressure builds into the area Monday night, dispersing any shower activity/cloudiness out of the region by Tuesday morning. This will lead to another stretch of dry and warmer weather for northern Michigan all the way through Thursday. Daytime temperatures will be widespread in the 70s Wednesday and Thursday, with some pushing into the lower 80s.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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