This was the SPC Severe Weather Outlook Map for Saturday PM/Night. We did not have any severe weather in Lower Michigan (as I write this). There was a house fire started by lightning at Henrietta, which is west of Cadillac. In Upper Michigan, there was a 55 mph gust at the Big Bay Lighthouse and small hail was reported at Harvey and at the Marquette National Weather Service Office.
Here’s a grab from the webcam at the Mac. Bridge early Fri. AM. Note the smoke layer that we had over much of Michigan Thursday PM cleared out and the sky was back to bright blue. Then Saturday (7/31) there was a thin layer of smoke around 2 miles above ground level.
Here’s a pic. of the lift bridge at Houghton MI from just before 8 am Fri. AM. It was a cool start to this Friday. The low temperature of 57 in Grand Rapids was the coolest we’ve been since July 10. The low temp. of 53 Saturday morning was the coolest temp. since 6/23 – five and a half weeks ago. Saturday noon the water temp. of Reeds Lake was still holding up at 79 degrees.