*Freeze Conditions Tonight*

**This great picture to the right is from a viewer who emailed it in to me this evening. This is what she said: “The two white squirrels are new babies. We have been watching the adult squirrel for about a year now. She has brown eyes, so she's not an albino. Research on the net says that white squirrels are quite rare and are as far north as Indiana. Well, this one has been here a year. She is getting quite tame. I say “Her” as we found out that males do not stay with the nest, so she is with these two babies. They are beginning to crawl out of the hollow home in their beech tree. The beech is on the edge of our back yard. A Spanish speaking lady who used to clean our house once in a while first saw the white squirrel, so we called him Blanco. Now we found out he is a she so we have changed its name to Blanca. We have decided to name the babies Cream and Sugar. Pretty neat anyway.”** *Freeze conditions expected tonight in many areas* *Growing season started in Northern Michigan May 14th. The growing season starts in about a week in the E.U.P.* *Areas along immediate the Great Lakes shorelines should be “ok” with the warming of the lakes decreasing the frost and freeze threat* *Plenty of (cool) sunshine returns for Monday before the clouds increase Tuesday and some rain returns Wednesday* ——- High pressure will keep us dry overnight tonight with temperatures falling into the lower to middle 30's in many areas. However, some of the normally colder spots could see middle to upper 20's. Freeze conditions are expected in many areas so take precautions and bring any sensitive plants indoors this evening. Winds N/NE 5-15mph. Sunny skies are on tap Monday with highs in the 50's and lower 60's with the coolest temperatures near Lake Huron and Lake Superior (and even Lake Michigan at times in NW Lower Michigan). Winds N 10-20mph. Clear skies are expected much of Monday night with the clouds increasing in Eastern Lower Michigan later on. We could see another night of temps around freezing. Winds N/NE 5-12mph. The clouds will thicken up Tuesday from east to west with highs in the upper 50's to middle 60's. Winds NE 10-20mph. Rain will move in from east to west Wednesday. Highs will be in the lower to middle 60's. Winds NE 10-20mph. A few more showers are on tap Thursday under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Isolated showers are possible Friday under partly cloudy skies. Saturday is looking dry with some rain possibly entering the picture on Sunday. -Meteorologist Jim Lehocky