In the wake of a cold front, scattered showers and strong west-northwesterly winds were the rule across Mid-Michigan Wednesday. With that cold wind blowing, temperatures pretty much held in the 40s during the day. Northwesterly winds will continue at a pretty good clip right on through Thursday. That will pose flooding concerns along the Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay shoreline areas of Tuscola and Huron counties.
Thursday will begin with a good bit of cloud cover. The trend for the day will be for the clouds to break-up a bit. Even with some afternoon sunshine, highs for the day will have to fight to push past the 50-degree mark. It will never even feel that warm as wind speeds hold in the 13 to 18 mph range. As we lose our blanket of clouds for Thursday night, some of us may be in store for a hard freeze early Friday morning.
We should get back into a decent amount of sunshine for Friday and the weekend. Factoring in winds that will be clocking-back to the south and southwest, the end result will be some nice warming. Highest readings Friday will remain in the 50s. For the Saturday through Monday stretch, maximums will move back into the 60s. - JR