JR’s Wednesday Night Weather Report | Provide

Mid-Michigan saw quite a bit of cloud cover for most of the day. A few thunderstorms hit parts of the ABC12 viewing area quite hard, including Isabella County. Other parts of our region have not seen a drop of rain. Clouds and persistent showers will gradually fade this evening. Early Thursday morning low temperatures will settle into the 50s. It’s cooler than what we had Wednesday morning, but still a bit above average, which is just around 45 degrees.

Brighter skies will return Thursday and Friday. Overall, Thursday will be a partly sunny day. Friday should be quite sunny. The sunshine, combined with a predominantly southerly wind, will push temperatures to summer levels. High temperatures for both days will be in the low to mid 80s. Our “normal” high is now 68 degrees.

A cool front will move into lower Michigan this weekend. As a result, we will see the chance of rain return to the forecast. I expect Saturday to start dry, with showers and thunderstorms developing for the afternoon. Scattered showers will continue through Saturday evening. Sunday will be sunny, but we will continue to have at least a chance of scattered showers. On ABC12 News, we’ll let you know what happens to our temperatures behind the front. -JR

Dale D. Schrum