Forecast

SHOWERS EARLY THIS MORNING, MORE COULD BE ON THE WAY LATER TODAY AS WELL

A few showers and sprinkles this morning has left some of the Northland blanketed with cloud cover and moisture.  But as the sun gets higher in the sky, less of us will be seeing rainfall, but some showers this afternoon are certainly possible.  We have a pretty formidable low pressure quite close to home, hovered over Lake Michigan.  The wind is flowing strongly around that low, and it will provide additional chances for showers later this afternoon.  Non-severe isolated thunderstorms are also possible.  There is a high pressure up in Canada, moving closer to our region to bring clearer skies for tonight and for tomorrow as well.  Our wind today will be mostly out of the northwest; it will strengthen this afternoon.  High temperatures today will be a bit cooler than average, in the mid/upper 60s.

Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a cool down to the mid/upper 40s.  Tomorrow looks to be sunny and breezy, and a bit warmer than today, with high temperatures back to normal for midsummer, in the mid 70s!  The weather will be fair for at least a day, because the pattern changes again by Wednesday.  A strong high pressure comes in out of the west, making for a stormy way to spend our midweek, and additional showers/storms possible on Thursday.  High temps on Wednesday and Thursday will be much cooler as well, with the chance for some highs on Wednesday staying in the mid/upper 50s and low 60s.

Friday’s weather looks to be cloudy and cool, with a few scattered sprinkles, ahead of a more significant chance for rain on Saturday, thanks to a progressive pattern giving us one more low pressure coming off the Rockies.  High pressure doesn’t settle back into the Northland again until Sunday, which looks to be a bit sunnier overall.

-- Meteorologist William Seay