Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, showers. Low around 57. Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Friday, showers. High near 61. Windy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Friday night, showers likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a north wind 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Extended forecast: Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 59. Sunday, a 30 percent chance of showers after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Sunday night, a chance of showers before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Monday, a chance of showers before 2 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Monday night, partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Tuesday, mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Tuesday night, a chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Wednesday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Lake Superior: Small craft advisory in effect from late tonight through Friday morning. Gale warning in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday evening. Tonight, east wind 10 to 20 knots. Showers through midnight, then numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms late. Waves building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet. Friday, northeast wind up to 30 knots backing north by mid afternoon. Gale force gusts up to 39 knots. Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms through early afternoon, then numerous showers by mid afternoon. Waves building to 8 to 11 feet occasionally to 14 feet, then subsiding to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Friday night, north wind up to 30 knots backing northwest 15 to 25 knots after midnight. Gale force gusts up to 37 knots. Cloudy with isolated showers through midnight, then partly cloudy after midnight. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 56 degrees, 9 degrees below normal. The high Wednesday was 64 degrees and the overnight low was 48 degrees.
Precipitation: Wednesday, trace. Year to date, 22.89 inches. Normal to date, 19.51 inches.
Sunset: 9:18 this evening.
Sunrise: 6:35 a.m. Friday.