Temperatures plummetted over portions of western and central interior locations this morning. Officially, the low was only 44 but to the west, Champion recorded 38. It was 36 at Peavey Falls in Iron County. A number of locations stayed just above the freezing mark at 33: Paulding, Wakefield and Spincich Lake. It reached 32 at Kenton with frost just south of town (Photo Above). It was also frosty on North Camp Road north of Ishpeming. The observer there had 30 degrees early this morning.
It looks like another cool night tonight. The coolest temperatures will likely be over the eastern interior again. Over the west, some high clouds, a warmer atmosphere and a little southerly breeze should keep temperatures warmer than last night. A modest warming trend will set in on Friday with southerly winds pushing temperatures well into the 70s. A few locations over the western U.P. could touch 80. Then another cool front will approach from the northwest. There is a chance of scattered showers and thundershowers with the front Friday night into Saturday. Behind the front, a pleasant U.P. summer day is anticipated Sunday. The air mass behind this front will not be nearly as cool as this one so look for temperatures close to seasonal averages for mid-August.
Looking ahead, a warm period of weather is shaping up for next week. Temperatures should be near to at least a little above average. The best chance of rain at this point looks to be on Tuesday.