A few stronger thunderstorms billowed up Friday late afternoon with close to 3" of rain falling in northern portions of Manistee County. Finally, we believe there is a decent chance for a more widespread/soaking rain early next week. More on that below.
Looking ahead to the weekend we expect a nice one for any outdoor plans. There is the risk for an afternoon shower or rumble of thunder mainly inland Saturday along/south of highway M-32.
Partly sunny and somewhat hazy skies on tap Saturday. As mentioned above, there will be a few sparse showers that develop in the mid to late afternoon hours inland and south of M-32. Even there however we don't expect any real meaningful rain. Temperatures Saturday will end up in the 74-84F range. NE winds up to 10 mph.
High pressure will slide over the area Sunday so that will squash any chance for rain keeping things dry. Expect low/mid-80's for daytime highs.
What is increasingly looking like the best chance for some meaningful rain could arrive Tuesday. Forecast model guidance is latching on to a deepening/strengthening area of low pressure that will move from Missouri Monday across Michigan Tuesday. Of course this far out the exact track is still up in the air but if this comes to fruition we expect a widespread rain with the possibility of some heavier rain and some breezy winds later Monday night through Tuesday. We'll keep our fingers crossed because on average, most of Northern Michigan is running a solid 2-4" below normal in rain since the start of June.
Cooler Tuesday as well with temperatures dropping down to around 70F.
-Meteorologist Joe Charlevoix
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