Today’s Forecast: Updated 10/22/20 11:45 pm

*Heavy Rain in Areas – Areal Flood Warning Issued

*Warming Temperatures for the L.P.

*Falling Temperatures, Gusty Winds, and a Soggy Friday

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*An Areal Flood warning is in effect for the highlighted area until 5pm Friday. Several inches have already fallen with another 1-2″likely for the same area. A Warning means flooding is already occurring or is imminent. Watch out for flooded roads and flooded low lying areas. Don’t drive through flooded roads – Turn Around – Don’t Drown.

*Heavy Rain: Flood Watch issued for the following areas until 5pm Friday: Antrim, Beaver Island, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse Leelanau, Manistee, Otsego, and Presque Isle. An area of heavy rain continues from Frankfort to the Straits and NE Lower. Minor flooding is possible as well in areas dealing with several thunderstorms. Be prepared for extra travel time overnight and tomorrow morning.

Heavy Rain Reports as of 11pm: Lake Ann 2.15″, Traverse City 1.99″, Mancelona 1.30″, Empire 1.12″

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Tonight: Just plan on more wet weather! Rain gear is required as this system delivers heavy rain North of M-55 into the Straits and U.P. A couple of inches of rain are possible with ponding on roads! There is a line of heavy rain/thunderstorms stretching from Manistee to Traverse City to Gaylord.  Torrential rain is falling in this area. Be prepared for minor flooding!

Those in our Central Lower Counties deal with occasional rain showers – still a damp night.  Temps warm into the 40s and 50s, and possibly low 60s for our Central Counties. Luce county changes over to rain as temps warm up a few degrees.

Tomorrow: A strong cold front moves in delivering more showers but more notable a drop in temps and gusty winds. This means the showers diminish as the front moves South.

            UP: Highs around 40 with occasional rain showers. Snow showers possible by evening. Winds pick up from the NW at 10-25 mph.

         NLP: Early highs are in the 40s and 50s but fall into the 40s and 30s by 5pm. Showers are likely. Winds turn to the Northwest at 10-25 mph.

         CLP: Morning highs are in the 50s to mid-60s. Temps fall during the afternoon with 40s by 5pm. NW winds of 10-20 mph pick up with showers likely.

Your Weekend: Saturday is chilly with highs of 36 to 44 degrees. Skies aren’t as active with some sunshine but there will be areas of lake effect snow or rain showers. Winds are calmer at 5-15 mph.  Sunday is quiet for most areas and a little warmer as well but spotty afternoon rain or snow showers.

Next Week: We expect scattered rain or snow showers Monday as highs only reach the upper 30s to mid-40s. Skies do brighten a bit Tuesday with only some pockets of lake effect rain or snow showers. The good news a few spots may reach 50 on Wednesday but the warmth doesn’t last. Temperatures tumble right back down for Thursday and the coming weekend.

-Tom

*Fall Colors: Most have peaked but not all Click here for the latest Fall Color Update

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