Today’s Forecast: Updated 8/16/2018 10:30 pm

*Mild – Patchy Fog

*Shower Still Possible

*Warm Temps Stick Around

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*Hazy Sunshine: The western wildfires are causing a lot of haze across the region. This has been going on for days now and will last into the weekend.  There will be periods of blue sky but more often than not plan on hazy conditions.

*Fire Danger: Low – High Permits are NOT available for many areas! Check the DNR Burn Permits website for details. https://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/

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Tonight: Patchy clouds are around for the U.P. as the showers are done for the Lower Peninsula.  Areas of fog are possible once again, especially where showers fell today. Lows drop back into the upper 50s to upper 60s with light winds.

Tomorrow: Skies turn mostly sunny in the U.P. while the L.P. begins with some clouds. The clouds give way to sunshine helping boost the mercury into the 80s for much of the region. Winds turn to the North/Northeast at 5-15 mph. An shower or storm is possible East of I-75 and South of M-72 during the afternoon but most will stay dry.

The Weekend: A gorgeous weekend is ahead with hazy sunshine so make sure to get outside and enjoy it! Saturday and Sunday both have pleasant hazy sunshine with highs in the 80s!

Next Week: Monday starts off dry with some sunshine but the chance of showers returns for the late afternoon. Temps cool into the mid 70s to mid 80s. Scattered showers and storms roll through Tuesday with a strong cold front dropping highs into the 70s. Wednesday is partly cloudy and dry with highs in the 70s.

** Moderate Drought conditions continue from Higgins Lake to the Tip of the Mitt as well as in our SW Lower Counties. If you are not under a Moderate drought then most areas are posted as Abnormally Dry. Regardless, the ground is dry and the region needs water. You can tell where things are in bad shape as some trees are changing color and the ferns are turning yellow. The problem is there isn’t much rain in our forecast over the next seven days.

 

-Tom

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