May brings bright sunshine to Michigan as the cold and windy conditions abate significantly. The warm days and comfortable nights receive daily sunshine of 6.5 hours. The average daily temperatures are in the pleasant 58°F (14.4°C) to 71°F (21.7°C) range, while the nights are in the mild zone of 36°F (2.2°C) to 48°. Rain picks up in intensity with 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) in the state as the snow starts to melt away. The soil is free of frost, and the thawing of the snow brings abundant freshwater. The air is sweet and fresh, with flowers blossoming in the wild. Wild turkeys and ducks provide plenty of opportunities for hunters with clear skies in the background. Late spring sees abundant trout in the Au Sable River that races through the heart of the wilderness in Eastern Michigan. The dunes along the lake shores are a fantastic sight in the warm spring conditions. Expect the weather to warm with each passing day in May in Michigan.