A very warm Memorial Day weekend, with spotty t-shower chances

Photo Courtesy: Barb Dougherty

Outside of some scattered morning showers across the E. Upper/Straits, most of northern Michigan is quiet this Friday morning. Any shower activity northward will weaken/push out of the Great Lakes through the morning, leaving conditions partly sunny for most of Friday. A continuous southwest wind will keep northern Michigan in a warm air mass with daytime temperatures nearly 20 degrees above average for late-May standards. Highs will range from the mid-upper 70s in the E. Upper (a tad more cloud coverage will limit temps slightly) to mid-upper 80s across the N. Lower. Areas right near the lakeshore will be slightly cooler, but it will still be an exceptionally warm day for all.

While most of Friday will be on the quiet side, an approaching disturbance will kick off scattered thundershowers late in the day and into tonight. Most of this activity will be across the E. Upper and NW Lower, with chances decreasing as one heads south of M-72. It will be another mild night for all - 50s and 60s for overnight lows.

Saturday and Sunday feature a similar forecast in the terms that there will be a chance for scattered thundershowers, but a washout is not anticipated. If you have any outdoor plans both days, there's no need to cancel, but be prepared and keep an eye for t-showers to develop - especially in the afternoon to evening hours. Temperatures both days will still be on the warm side, with highs ranging between the 70s (E. Upper) and lower 80s (N. Lower).

High pressure works into the Great Lakes on Memorial Day (Monday), keeping any rain/thunder chances out of the forecast. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the 70s and 80s. Have a safe holiday weekend everyone!

-Meteorologist Blake Hansen

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