Sunshine and west-southwesterly breezes drove temperatures easily into the 80s Wednesday afternoon. The temperature / humidity combination wasn't too bad though. Our humidity levels will climb a bit during the next couple of days as temperatures remain very warm. All-in-all, it will be a mid-summertime setting across Mid-Michigan for the next several days.
A good bit of sunshine is expected to hold across the area Thursday. Many of us will have clear skies to begin the day. The trend for the afternoon will be for some clouds to develop as high temperatures move through the mid, on into the upper 80s. We will also see some high clouds drop in from the northwest as some storms develop in the Upper Mississippi Valley and western Upper Michigan.
More clouds are expected for Friday, but that won't hold temperatures back too much. Highs will once again cruise through the 80s. It will be a stickier day with more humidity in the air. We will also run an increasing risk of seeing showers and thundershowers develop as the day wears on. For the weekend, right now it looks like some showers will be possible on Saturday, while Sunday should stay dry. - JR