Today’s Forecast: Updated 7/18/2018 3:00 am

*Clear & Cool For Spots This Morning

*Plenty of Sunshine Through Thursday

*Much Needed Rain Returns Friday & Saturday

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*Fire Danger: High – Very High Check the DNR Burn Permits website for updates. https://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/

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This Morning/Today: We have a clear morning out there as high pressure settles in over the Great Lakes! Winds are light and temperatures are cool as we are seeing mid 40s to upper 50s. Morning commutes will be just fine out there this morning and as you leave the house some may need some long sleeves to combat the early chill. Today will be nice and sunny with highs in the lower to upper 70s. Winds will light and variable today and overall your Wednesday should be beautiful to get out and enjoy.

Tonight: Skies will be clear tonight with overnight lows ranging from the mid 40s to mid 50s. Winds will be light heading into Thursday morning.

Thursday: Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny Thursday with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s. Another beautiful day!

Friday & The Weekend: Scattered showers and storms will move Friday with highs in the mid 70s to mid 80s. These showers and storms look to impact most of Northern Michigan and it looks like the majority of spots will see these showers and storms in the afternoon and evening hours. A much needed rain for most of us! Saturday will be cloudy with scattered showers and storms hanging around Northern Michigan. It looks like most of the day will be gray and damp for us to start the weekend. Highs will be in the mid 70s to low 80s. Sunday is looking wet to start as some showers will linger Sunday morning. Skies should dry up in the afternoon and evening with highs getting into the mid 70s to low 80s.

Next Week: Skies will be brighter Monday with partly sunny conditions. Highs will be in the mid 70s to low 80s. Tuesday is looking mostly to partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s to low 80s.

-Meteorologist Michael Stevens