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Weather

Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, areas of fog in the evening. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Lows around 49. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming east overnight. Thursday, a chance of rain in the morning, then rain in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs around 61. East winds 5 to 15 mph becoming southeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90 percent. Thursday night, rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 54. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent.

Extended forecast: Friday, a chance of rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 64. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent. Friday night, mostly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs around 66. Saturday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows 48 to 53. Chance of rain 40 percent. Sunday, a chance of rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy. Highs around 72. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Lake Superior: Gale watch in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning. Tonight, northeast wind 15 to 20 knots veering east late. Widespread fog in the evening. Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Waves building to 3 to 6 feet occasionally to 8 feet, then subsiding to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet. Thursday, east wind 10 to 20 knots with gusts up to 27 knots. Cloudy. A slight chance of rain through early afternoon, then rain likely by mid afternoon. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet, then building to 3 to 5 feet occasionally to 7 feet. Thursday night, southeast wind 15 to 20 knots with gale force gusts up to 34 knots. Rain likely through midnight, then rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Waves subsiding to 2 to 4 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 66 degrees, 8 degrees above normal. The high Tuesday was 78 degrees and the overnight low was 53 degrees.

Precipitation: Tuesday, .12 inches. Year to date, 29.96 inches. Normal to date, 23.49 inches.

Sunset: 8:10 this evening

Sunrise: 7:24 a.m. Thursday.