JR’s Wednesday Night Weather Report | Provide

Patches of fog burned through Wednesday morning and left us with a beautiful spring day across Mid-Michigan. As advertised, we had quite a range of temperatures in the area during the afternoon. While the southern portions of the ABC12 viewing area saw readings move easily into the 60s, readings peaked in the 40s north of the bay. With partly cloudy skies on average for the night, early Thursday morning lows will be in the low to mid 40s.

St. Patrick’s Day is shaping up pretty well for the most part. Overall we will see more clouds than we had on Wednesday, but most of us will be a bit warmer. Highs could well cross into the 60s in the south, while the northern parts of the region will flirt with 60s. The brightest sky we will see will probably be in the morning. At the end of the day, a few showers or isolated watering will be possible. They will be more annoying than anything else.

We will have a much better chance of rain at the end of the week. Friday will be cloudy, but should be dry for the start of the route. Rain will develop into and throughout the afternoon. Once here, it looks like it will linger for a while. It will end from west to east until Saturday afternoon and evening. High temperatures will be back in the 40s for most, but 30s will be possible near Lake Huron as onshore winds increase. Sunday will most certainly be our “Pick-Day” of the weekend. We’ll have that for you on ABC12 News. -JR

Dale D. Schrum