More rain, thunderstorms likely in Ann Arbor after record-setting heat
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Rain and thunderstorms are likely in the Ann Arbor area today, but it will be considerably cooler than Thursday, when the high of 88 degrees tied the record set in 1938.
No records are likely to fall today though. The forecast calls for a high of 76. The record high from May 4 is 87, set in 1949, said University of Michigan weather observer Dennis Kahlbaum.
Thunderstorms Thursday evening brought .2 inch of rain to the Ann Arbor area, Kahlbaum’s records show. Lightning caught a tree on fire on North Hamilton Street in Ypsilanti.
Mostly cloudy skies will prevail today, and showers and thunderstorms are likely. The National Weather Service predicts new rainfall amounts of between a tenth and quarter of an inch. Higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.
The chance for showers and thunderstorms will persist until about 7 Friday night. Skies will remain mostly cloudy.
The weather service expects a drier day on Saturday with a high near 67, but skies will still be cloudy. The weekend will conclude with a partly sunny day Sunday and a high near 66.
For weather forecasts and condition updates any time, check AnnArbor.com's weather page.