Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday, showers likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 69. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Wednesday night, showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3am, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Low around 56. Southeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

Extended forecast: Thursday, showers likely, mainly before 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 63. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Thursday night, mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Lake Superior: Tonight, south wind less than 10 knots veering southwest 10 to 15 knots after midnight. Mostly clear. Waves building to 1 to 2 feet. Wednesday, south wind 10 to 15 knots. Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers through early afternoon, then cloudy with showers likely and isolated thunderstorms by mid afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall by mid afternoon. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Wednesday night, southeast wind 10 to 15 knots backing east after midnight.

Temperatures: The average temperature Monday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 55 degrees, 9 degrees below normal. The high Monday was 62 degrees and the overnight low was 47 degrees.

Precipitation: Monday, .15 inches. Year to date, 20.60 inches. Normal to date, 16.14 inches.

Sunset: 9:47 this evening.

Sunrise: 6 a.m. Wednesday.