It took a while for some of us, but we were finally able to see some sun before the end of Tuesday. Brisk northwesterly winds kept temperatures in the high 40s for the day, but we were warm enough to see snow melting in areas that had some accumulation on Monday. The clouds will continue to dissolve throughout the evening, so we should see a good bit of starlight and cold temperatures overnight. Early Wednesday morning lows will be in the low to mid 20s.
Bright sunshine early Wednesday will give temperatures a good start. After a cold start to the day, readings will drop into the mid-40s by midday. Afternoon highs will range from the upper 40s to the lower 50s. It will still be six to ten degrees below average. The trend for the afternoon will be increased clouds. In the evening rain will move into central Michigan from the west. Rain is likely for Wednesday evening.
A few showers may persist Thursday morning, but we will again see clearer skies for the afternoon. Highs on Thursday will hit the 60s in many areas. The arrival of warmer air in the region for the weekend will also increase the chance of rain. Right now the best chance of rain will be late Friday through early Saturday, then again late Sunday through Monday. It still looks like temperatures will have a good chance of rising above 70 degrees this weekend. We’ll let you know how long Hotter Air will stay on ABC12 News. -JR