Weather conditions across Mid-Michigan on Thursday were much improved from what we had to endure on Wednesday. Partially sunny skies and south-southwesterly winds combined to push temperatures into the 70s for many of us. Most of us stayed dry all day, although a few isolated showers did manage to pop up. Many of us will also be staying overnight as the southerly winds hold. Early Friday morning lows will be in the 60s for much of the region.
Friday will be warmer with accelerating south-southwesterly winds. With partly sunny skies on average, high temperatures are expected to reach the 80s over much of the ABC12 viewing area. At the end of the day, a cool front will approach lower Michigan from the west. The front will favor the development of some thunderstorm activity. Once the front has moved it looks like it could be quite slow moving so more rain and thunderstorms are likely for Saturday.
We have designated late Fridays and Saturdays as “alert days”. It is possible that some of the storms developing late Friday will bring gusty winds. Also, as the front will move slowly, heavy local precipitation will be possible Friday evening and Saturday. At this time it looks like some showers will persist even into Sunday morning. We should end the weekend with the return of the sun on Sunday afternoon. We’ll see next week’s temperatures on ABC12 News. -JR