TRAVERSE CITY — A cool and wet weather present from Canada will greet Cherry Festival-goers for the next few days as the climate takes a spring-like turn.
Steady rain with the possibility of thunderstorms will move in tonight and continue through late morning on Tuesday, followed by scattered showers the rest of the day, said Andy Sullivan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gaylord.
On-and-off showers will continue through Wednesday with high temperatures forecast in the mid- to upper-60s for both days, well below the average high of about 80.
"There could be a little bit of sun in the afternoon Tuesday," Sullivan said. "It might peek out a tiny bit if we are lucky."
A period of warm sunny days followed by cool air from the north is a typical spring-time pattern that this year continued into the summer, Sullivan said.
"It doesn't seem like we can drop that pattern, and it doesn't look like it's changing anytime soon," he said. "There is hope, though. Thursday and Friday look good."
The National Weather Service forecasts mostly sunny skies both days with temperatures climbing into the mid- to upper-70s.