Marquette and vicinity: Tonight, showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and a chance of thunderstorms overnight. Lows around 54. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100 percent. Friday, warmer. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs 65 to 70. South winds 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent. Friday night, mostly cloudy. Lows 47 to 52. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.

Extended forecast: Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs around 65. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Saturday night and Sunday, partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 47 to 52. Highs around 71. Sunday night and Monday, mostly clear. Lows 51 to 56. Highs around 75. Monday night through Wednesday, mostly clear. Lows 55 to 60. Highs around 78.

Lake Superior: Gale warning in effect from this evening through Friday morning. Tonight, southeast wind 15 to 25 knots with gusts up to 32 knots. Cloudy. Rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog late. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Friday, south wind up to 30 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 knots by mid afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms through early afternoon, then a slight chance of showers by mid afternoon. Waves subsiding to 1 to 2 feet, then building to 2 to 3 feet. Friday night, west wind 15 to 20 knots. Partly cloudy through midnight then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves building to 2 to 4 feet.

Temperatures: The average temperature Wednesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 52 degrees, 6 degrees below normal. The high Wednesday was 54 degrees and the overnight low was 49 degrees.

Precipitation: Wednesday, .25 inches. Year to date, 30.22 inches. Normal to date, 23.61 inches.

Sunset: 8:08 this evening

Sunrise: 7:25 a.m. Friday.