Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend – now it is back to work and school and reality. Time to work off all the L-tryptophan in our systems. I had 2 days of turkey and a nice prime rib dinner yesterday. We have been enjoying a periods of lots of sunshine this month which is generally not normal for southwest Michigan this time of year with lake Michigan close by.
The weather will continue mild this week with above normal temperatures, peaking on Tuesday when temperatures reach the low to mid 50s. Conditions will be fairly quiet as well, with only a few chances for light rain or snow showers. There are hints of a change coming both in the GFS and CFS models around the end of next week with the Arctic air spilling into the state and our first snow accumulations for December.
The models are also showing the colder air sticking around through Christmas. Still not seeing a whole lot of snow through mid month, less than 6 inches through most of lower Michigan. We will be seeing more rain than not. The rain/snow line is still close to the southern border of the state through most of the month so we may see an interesting weather pattern through Christmas.
So, for the short term above normal temperatures will continue this week with highs in the 40s and 50s. A weak cold front will bring a chance of a few light showers on Tuesday then another front will bring a better chance of rain on Thursday. There could be a brief period of mixed precipitation at the onset Thursday morning as well as when it ends on Thursday night.
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