A very pleasant Thursday for all, but hot & humid air is on the way this weekend

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If there's ever a day to be outside, Thursday across northern Michigan is the day. Full sunshine, mild/comfy temperatures, and low humidity levels are all in-store as broad high pressure and dry air dominate the region. Daytime temperatures will climb mostly into the 70s, with a few lower 80s in the N. Lower under a light northwest wind.

Clear skies continue into our Thursday night, which means it's a perfect time for some stargazing all across the north. Low temperatures will range between the upper 40s and middle 50s.

Most of Friday will be on the dry side, but warmer and more humid conditions will be inching closer to the region by the end of the day. Early morning sunshine will give way to increasing scattered clouds in the afternoon, with the chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm west of I-75. At this point, any rain/storm activity during the day tomorrow looks rather isolated, but keep that in mind if you have any outdoor plans closer to the Lake Michigan side of things. Daytime temperatures will climb into the 70s into middle 80s. A better chance for showers/storms all across northern Michigan will arrive Friday night into Saturday morning.

For the weekend, hot and humid conditions will be the theme - 80s to lower 90s for daytime highs, 60s to 70 for overnight lows. While the weekend will not be a washout, sporadic chances for showers/storms will exist under the summer-type pattern. Sunday (Father's Day) appears to be the hottest day of the extended forecast, with the possibility for many in the N. Lower approaching the lower 90s.

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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