It's a busy holiday weekend for a lot of people. The Marquette area is full of outdoor events, some of which may be impacted by thunderstorms.
First off, Saturday should be nice. Morning clouds and fog will eventually clear away to reveal a mostly sunny day. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light winds. Those in the Marquette Marathon and attending Blues Fest should have great weather.
We're in between systems. There's a cold front moving east toward us for Saturday night. That same front is likely to cause some severe weather from Minnesota south to Nebraska. On Thursday, it created severe weather over the Dakotas.
The front should enter the far western U.P. around midnight. It will move east overnight Saturday into early Sunday. Thunderstorms are likely along it. Saturday's lows will fall into the low 60s.
Thunderstorms will continue along the front through parts of Sunday afternoon over the eastern U.P. Because of its timing at night, the severe potential is low. Lingering light rain is likely behind it, which may impact those at Blues Fest in Marquette. Thunderstorms should be past Marquette by late morning. Generally speaking, conditions will slowly clear up behind the front as high pressure moves in for Sunday night and Monday. Sunday's highs will be in the low 70s.
Sunday night will be cool. North winds will bring temps down to around 50 and possibly 40s inland. Skies will be mostly cloudy with some lingering drizzle.
Labor Day Monday may see early morning light rain, but conditions will be partly sunny by afternoon. It will be cool with highs in the mid 60s. By nighttime, it will be mostly clear and chilly with lows falling into the 40s away from the lakes.
As high pressure settles in, the week ahead looks mostly sunny with seasonable temperatures with the exception of some rain Wednesday night. Next weekend is the U.P. Fall Beer Festival in Marquette. As of Saturday, conditions are looking decent for an outdoor event.
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