I am still seeing a lot of discussion here about snow and cold, I am wondering if it has put a jinx on the weather here in the great lake states. Maybe if we talked about sunny and warm conditions the weather would improve. Winter is over and the landscape is green and lush – I would think we could leave the winter behind until at least late August before we have to talk about next winters forecast.
Slim and I write about a lot of (I would hope) interesting topics about the weather and climate here though on most days I don’t see a lot of discussion on the daily topic and wonder if some skip over the post and go right to the discussion area.
I have been in the computer business for nearly 30 years and remember the old days before Windows – DOS and Linux were the way to hook up to bulletin boards at college campuses with 28k modems. I have had several websites over the years and have watched computing power increase in leaps and bounds.
Computers used to be for hackers and programmers – my first computer had a tape drive before hard drives were produced for the masses. The TRS80 (left) was my first computer. I used to build my own computers until it became cheaper just to buy one ready to run out of the box.
That said, though it is easier to build a web site these days, it still takes programming skills to bring in the info we have here at the Weather Center. There is a lot to discuss beyond winter and cold – we have an actual spring this year even though it has been a wet one thus far.
We will close out the month of May with some sun today and possible storms this evening. The SPC outlook brings the slight risk of storms from northern Wisconsin into the western counties north of Grand Rapids. We will flirt with 80° today in the southern counties and most areas should enjoy the 70s which I think some will agree is more pleasant to work outside. You can find the weather for your area on the main forecast page.
Any storms which move in this evening should weaken overnight – we will have a frontal boundary hanging out over the state which will bring more showers and the possibility of storms for Saturday. Sunday will bring partly cloudy skies though cooler temperatures in the low to mid 60s. We should be able to hold off on any more rain after Saturday until Wednesday which would give us our first three day period of sun since late April. Night time temps will fall into the 40s.
Seven Day Forecast
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