Weather

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Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, scattered rain showers in the evening, then isolated rain showers overnight. Mostly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51. West winds 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph overnight. Chance of rain 40 percent. Wednesday, much cooler. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 56. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night, mostly clear. Lows 42 to 47. West winds 5 to 10 mph.

Extended forecast: Thursday, a 20 percent chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Partly cloudy. Highs around 62. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night, mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Lows 43 to 48. Chance of rain 50 percent. Friday, cooler. Scattered rain showers in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 53. Chance of rain 40 percent. Friday night, mostly clear. Patchy frost overnight. Lows 34 to 39.

Saturday, sunny. Patchy frost in the morning. Highs around 59. Saturday night, clear. Lows 41 to 46. Sunday, mostly sunny. Highs around 64. Sunday night, partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 52. Monday, mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs around 66. Chance of rain 30 percent.

Lake Superior: Tonight, west wind 5 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots after midnight. Cloudy. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Waves building to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Wednesday, northwest wind 15 to 25 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves building to 6 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet, then subsiding to 4 to 7 feet occasionally to 9 feet. Wednesday night, northwest wind 10 to 15 knots backing west after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves subsiding to 2 to 3 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Monday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 68 degrees, 12 degrees above normal. The high Monday was 79 degrees, a record for the date. The previous record of 75 degrees had been set in 1979. The overnight low was 57 degrees.

Precipitation: Monday, .12 inches. Year to date, 30.08 inches. Normal to date, 25.41 inches.

Sunset: 7:39 this evening.

Sunrise: 7:44 a.m. Wednesday.