2 more frosty nights to worry about across the Traverse City space, northern Lower Michigan

Two more cool nights are on the way in northern Lower Michigan. Let’s look at how cold the temperatures can be on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning.

Here are the coldest temperatures I found this morning.

Temperatures at 6:15 a.m. this morning, May 11, 2021

The Cherry Capitol Airport in Traverse City cooled down to 33 degrees this morning. Cadillac fell to at least 32 degrees and possibly 31 degrees in some areas.

Below are the low temperature forecasts for Wednesday morning. Temperatures inland are expected to be a little colder than this morning. Widespread freezing temperatures are expected in inland Grand Traverse Counties like Kingsley and Fife Lake. Cadillac will fall below freezing point. Right in Traverse City, temperatures will likely be similar to this morning, dropping to around 33 degrees. Anywhere along the coast should stay just above freezing.

Wed lows

Low temperature forecast for Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Thursday morning should be four degrees warmer than Wednesday morning. This would still produce spotty light frosts in the cold inland areas like Cadillac and Kalkaska, and perhaps still near Kingsley. Downtown Traverse City would have no frost on Thursday morning at 37 degrees.

you lows

Low temperature forecast for Thursday, May 13, 2021

If you’re anywhere in northern Lower Michigan, bring planters back to the garage tonight. Cover the vegetables in the garden. Hopefully you haven’t rushed it and planted something that can’t handle frost. Flowers planted around the foundation of your home should likely be covered as the chance is 28 degrees inland. If you are right on the water in Traverse City you should be fine and avoid freezing.

Are these the last two frosty nights? With milder temperatures for the next two weeks, another frost would be hard to imagine.

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