Marquette and vicinity: Today, cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs around 41. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of rain and snow in the evening, then rain, possibly mixed with snow overnight. Lows around 33. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 100 percent. Thursday, rain showers, possibly mixed with snow. Little or no snow accumulation near Marquette and near Skandia, around an inch over the higher terrain. Highs around 37. South winds 5 to 10 mph becoming north 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 100 percent. Thursday night, snow showers likely in the evening, then a chance of snow showers overnight. Cloudy. Lows 21 to 26. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph inland, except northwest 15 to 25 mph near the shore. Chance of snow 60 percent.
Extended forecast: Friday, partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 31. West winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday night and saturday, mostly clear. Lows 21 to 26. Highs around 36. Saturday night through monday night, mostly cloudy. Lows 23 to 28. Highs around 37. Tuesday, a chance of snow showers, possibly mixed with rain in the afternoon. Cloudy. Highs around 35. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Lake Superior: Gale watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through late Thursday night. Early this morning, southwest wind less than 10 knots. Mostly cloudy. Waves calm to 1 foot. Today, southwest wind less than 10 knots backing south by mid afternoon. Cloudy. Waves calm to 1 foot. Tonight, south wind 5 to 15 knots backing southeast 10 to 15 knots late. Cloudy. A chance of rain possibly mixed with snow by midnight. Rain late. Waves building to 1 to 2 feet. Thursday, southwest wind 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Rain showers in the morning, then rain showers possibly mixed with snow showers in the afternoon. Waves building to 6 to 9 feet occasionally to 11 feet. Thursday night, northwest wind up to 30 knots with gale force gusts up to 37 knots. Cloudy. Snow showers and drizzle likely in the evening, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Waves building to 9 to 12 feet occasionally to 15 feet, then subsiding to 7 to 10 feet occasionally to 13 feet.
Temperatures: The average temperature Tuesday at the National Weather Service office in Negaunee Township was 34 degrees, 5 degrees above normal. The high Tuesday was 38 degrees and the overnight low was 30 degrees.
Precipitation: Tuesday, none. Year to date, 40.42 inches. Normal to date, 31.94 inches.
Snowfall: None. Season to date, 9.5 inches. Normal to date, 18.6 inches.
Sunset: 5:12 this evening.
Sunrise: 8:00 a.m. Thursday