Here’s high temperatures from Thursday. Except at the lakeshore, high temperatures in Lower Michigan were in the 80s. The real heat is off to our west and southwest. Southwest winds will bring that heat into Michigan. High temperatures Thursday included 96 in St. Louis and 98 in Colombia, Missouri. The real heat was in the High Plains, it made 105 in Denver CO (breaking the daily record high temp. by 6 deg. and tying the all-time highest ever for Denver (though keep in mind the weather station for Denver was moved to the International Airport – which is 18 miles ENE of downtown Denver and that makes a difference). Denver got real windy. At the airport, there was a non-thunderstorm wind gust of 58 mph. Lamar, Colorado soared to a blistering 109. It was 106 at McCook NE and Manhattan KS and it was 105 at Hill City KS, Scottsbluff NE and Sidney NE.
Model Update: The overnight NAM model gives G.R. high temps. of 93, 95 and 93 for the next 3 days…the GFS highs starting with this Fri. for G.R. are: 93, 97, 92, 86, 92, 92 and 90.
It’s a Clean Air Action Day for the lakeshore counties from Muskegon north to Leelanau.