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Chance of Rain Today

We managed a couple of hundreths of rain so far this morning adding to a rather dry September.  We have had .59 of an inch in Otsego for the month.  We have a warm and humid 65° at 6 am.  Yesterday’s high was 83° and the low was 59°.  Sunrise today is 7:25 am and sets at 7:47 pm giving us 12 hours and 21 minutes of daylight.

SPC Forecast

Scattered severe thunderstorms should develop across the Mid Mississippi Valley late Sunday afternoon. Hail, wind, and some threat of a few tornadoes will spread toward central Illinois during the evening hours.  Michigan is in the general thunderstorm outlook area.

Forecast Discussion

- Showers and isolated storms early today and tonight -

Scattered showers will continue to develop through the early
morning hours today. A band of steadier rain and isolated embedded
convection is noted early this morning from near KMKG south along
the lakeshore. However convective potential early this morning is
mitigated by weak instability.

Predominantly dry wx is expected from mid to late morning through
most of the afternoon. The approaching cold front will focus
development of scattered showers and a few storms this evening.
However the relatively better chance for more widespread
convection this evening will stay south of our area across
IL/IN/OH as suggested by the 00Z HREF.

- More showers and storms late Monday night and Tuesday -

A warm front and strong llj will combine to cause development of
showers and storms late Monday night and Tuesday. The strong cold
front moving in from the northwest will focus development of more
showers and storms Tuesday night.

- Much cooler mid to late week -

Strong caa will occur after fropa Wednesday through Thursday with
falling temps Wednesday and high temps by Thursday only reaching
the lower to perhaps middle 60`s. Min temps in the 40`s are fcst
mid to late week with colder readings into the upper 30`s across
our far north to ne fcst area Friday and Saturday mornings.
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Here is a fun fact. The lowest temperature at Grand Rapids in July, August and so far in September has been 52. At Grand Rapids the last time it has gotten below 50 was on June 28th At Holland it was June 8th At Muskegon June 10th At hot Lansing it did get down to 49 on July 10th The average first day below 50 is August 22 the latest is September 27 2016. At Lansing the average date is August 12th the latest is September 24 2005. At Muskegon the average is August 22 the latest is October 8… Read more »

Barry in Zeeland
Barry in Zeeland

Interesting fact. It has not cooled down much at night in a long time. We’ve had our upstairs AC on since mid April because our upper level takes a long time to cool down.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

After a wet August, we’ve only had two days with precip here this month. The lawn is starting to dry out. Fine with me. I’m tired of mowing.


What more rain most definitely a wet end of Summer we had around here I would imagine the rain held the heat away in August felt great but then again did we really have a lot of heat and humidity this Summer?? Check out the lows coming this week is that mid 40’s I see wow to the wow..INDY


Is the big cool down a couple days in the upper 60’s? LOL Looks like we might get back to the 70’s after that.


Phew! Been a warm one. Summer is still going. Lots of people swimming at the beach yesterday.

Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

I’m looking forward to the cool down. I bought some new sweatshirts that I want to wear

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Looking good for a major cold front next week! Forget the 80’s and bring on the. 60’s! Wow!


The official H/L at Grand Rapids yesterday was 83/61 there was no rain fall before midnight. Yesterday had 62% of possible sunshine. Here in MBY I recorded 0.26” of rain fall overnight and had a low of 66. And that 66 is the current temperature. For today the average H/L is now down to 73/52. The average H/L has now dropped more than 10° from the summer high point. The record high of 94 was set in 1906 and the record low of 35 was set in 1973. Today thru Tuesday look to stay warm before a cool down to… Read more »