The month is closing with an active weather pattern in place. The Severe Storms Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of the western U.P. and adjacent portions of Wisconsin, Lake Superior and Minnesota. The watch is in effect until 11 EDT/10 CDT. It includes Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Baraga and Iron Counties.
SPC is watching thunderstorm development over western Wisconsin and Minnesota. There are enough ingredients coming together for the possibility of some storms to attain severe limits as they spread northeastward into the western U.P. Wind gusts up to 70mph are possible in the strongest storms and there may be large hail. Residents in the western U.P. should tune into TV6 or Fox U.P. for the latest updates.
This should be the last of the severe weather threats with this system. Low pressure edging into Minnesota will continue eastward. As the low pulls through the Great Lakes to our south and then east, cooler air will begin to flow into Upper Michigan. This process will begin over the western U.P. on Saturday morning and then into the central, especially near Lake Superior in the afternoon. All areas should experience blustery northerly winds and much cooler temperatures on Sunday.