Todays Forecast: Updated 9/25/2017 3:30 pm

*More Records Fall

*Few Showers Tuesday Afternoon

*Temps Tumble Wednesday


**RECORD SETTING HEAT:  Here are today’s new records – Gaylord 87, Traverse City 92, Sault Ste. Marie 87 and Pellston 89.  It looks like Houghton Lake will NOT break their record today.

This Evening: After watching the mercury rise into record setting territory today this evening will be much better as the humidity has dropped off for most locations.

Tonight: A nice, mild night with a few clouds and lows in the mid 50s to low 60s. Winds are light coming from the Southwest.

Tomorrow: It looks like more records will fall for your Tuesday. The day starts with lots of sun and it continues through the mid to late afternoon. That means highs are back in the 80s to low 90s in spots. Winds are from the Southwest at 5-15 mph. As for wet weather, there’s a chance for showers after 4pm moving in from the West.  They are coming from a strong cold front heading into the region.

Wednesday & Thursday: Temps take a tumble early Wednesday as the cold front finally rolls in. Daytime highs range from the 50s in the U.P. to mid 60s near Mount Pleasant. You may see a few early showers but skies dry quickly with some afternoon sunshine. Thursday is quiet with partly sunny skies and highs in the 60s.

Friday & The Weekend: Skies are a bit unsettled Friday as a storm tries to move in from the East. It brings clouds and a few showers with highs in the mid 50s to mid 60s. High pressure then takes control for the weekend. Get ready for a lots of sunshine both days with comfortable highs and chilly lows reaching the 30s in spots.

*Hurricane Maria is moving North at 7 mph and is a Cat 1 Hurricane with winds of 80 mph. U.S. mainland landfall is still unlikely but the Carolina and Mid-Atlantic Coasts will see some impacts from the hurricane by Wednesday. Parts of North Carolina are under tropical storm warnings. Stay tuned for updates.

Fall Foliage Report: Most of the region is at about 10-25% changed, this goes for the L.P. and U.P. with pockets of good color where frost developed a few weeks ago.  As long as the warmth and sunshine continues, color change will be limited for the region.

-Tom