Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Flash flood watch in effect until 2 this afternoon, Beach hazards statement in effect from noon today through this evening. Today, cooler. Patchy fog in the morning. Periods of showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs around 66. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent. Tonight, clear. Patchy fog overnight. Lows 42 to 47 inland to around 50 at the shore. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming light overnight. Thursday, sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 67. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night, clear. Patchy fog. Lows 41 to 46 inland to around 49 at the shore. Light winds.

Extended forecast:Friday, mostly sunny. Highs around 68. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night, mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows 46 to 51. Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs around 66. Saturday night and Sunday, clear. Lows 46 to 51. Highs around 67. Sunday night and Monday, mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 68 to 73. Monday night and Tuesday, mostly clear. Lows around 55. Highs 71 to 76.

Lake Superior: Small craft advisory in effect from 11 this morning through this evening. Early this morning, north wind less than 10 knots. Periods of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Waves calm to 1 foot. Today, north wind 10 to 20 knots backing northwest 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Becoming mostly sunny late. Patchy fog in the morning. Periods of showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Waves building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet. Tonight, northwest wind 10 to 15 knots veering north late.

Clear. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet. Thursday, north wind less than 10 knots. Sunny. Waves 1 to 2 feet. Thursday night, variable wind less than 10 knots. Clear. Waves calm to 1 foot.

Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 66 degrees, 6 degrees above normal. The high Tuesday was 74 degrees and the overnight low was 57 degrees.

Precipitation: Tuesday, 0.83 inch. Year to date, 26.82 inches. Normal to date, 22.8 inches.

Sunset: 8:21 this evening.

Sunrise: 7:17 a.m. Thursday.