After a stormy, soggy start drier air will gradually work into the Upper Peninsula on this Friday. Isolated shower activity will begin to come to an end around lunchtime as the actual cold front passes. Breezy winds will create a bit of a swim risk along the Lake Michigan shoreline, in southern Schoolcraft County today.
Please use caution along the shoreline, especially from Fairport, all the way to Seul Choix. Gusts approaching 25 MPH may create rip currents and wave heights of seven feet this afternoon.
Those breezy winds will also create a down-sloping effect, allowing air to warm up as it crosses the terrain today. As a result it will be warmest across south/central U.P. with highs in the low 90s in the warmest places. But with winds shifting to northwesterly later today, we can expect some cooler air to filter into our northern locations. Still, highs will reach into the mid/upper 70s across most of the UP. It'll be coolest along the shoreline and in places like northern Keweenaw Peninsula.
Sunshine will be on the increase later today. Skies should be mainly clear by sunset. It'll be a clear and calm night with lows sinking into the low/mid 50s, especially in the interior portions of the forecast area.
By Saturday, conditions will be sunny, breezy, cooler & less humid with highs in the 60s and 70s! It'll be 'hoodie weather' Saturday night with lows sinking into the 40s! Enjoy! Dry, sunny & mild Sunday. Cloud cover will be on the increase late in the day on Sunday. Chances for rain arrive Monday morning.