We saw three or four briefs peaks of the sun yesterday though it didn’t warm up the air much. Our high temp was 58.5° and the low was 52.5°. Yesterday was mainly dry with the exception of some early morning showers and then the rain moving back in again after midnight. Rainfall total this morning a 6 am was .75 with the western portion of the low-pressure center overhead.
We expect the showers to remain a good portion of the day with another half to three-quarters of an inch possible. Temps aren’t going to budge much and will struggle to reach the low 50s. North northwest winds 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph will add to the mix.
--Rainy, breezy, chilly today- Expect widespread rain today into the evening as closed upper low near Toledo slowly lifts north toward Lake Huron. Additional amounts expected to be mainly in the 0.50 to 1.00 inch range, but some locally higher amounts possible especially this morning. Will be cancelling the Flood Watch. Two day rainfall totals in the JXN/LAN areas are generally only 1.5 to 2.5 inches and the axis of heavier rain is now shifting west of the watch area. Tight pressure gradient on the back side of the associated sfc low over ern Lwr MI will lead to wind gusts around 30 mph from the north-northwest. The wind and clouds/rain will hold temperatures close to current temps around 50 much of the day, so a downright nasty day for the first full day of fall. -Sun/milder but still breezy Friday; Showers/storms Friday night Today`s upper low is booted out quickly on Friday as another one drops southeast from Canada toward MN. We end up seeing quite a bit of sun being inbetween the two systems, with winds increasing from the south in the afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. Quite a swing in temperatures expected as highs surge into the lower 70s in WAA pattern; about 20 degrees higher than today. High likelihood of showers and a few thunderstorms on Friday night as potent H5 shortwave and strong sfc cold front sweep through the area. Another 0.50 of rainfall is likely for most areas with this dynamic, quick-hitting system. -Breezy/seasonal weekend; dry/pleasant next week Showers with the next cold front clear the area quickly early Saturday, but breezy westerly winds follow behind the front. Cooler highs in the mid 60s expected in roller-coaster temperature pattern, and probably a good deal of diurnal cu clouds forming. Then for Sunday the warm air surges back in again as winds turn southwesterly and remain breezy. Prolonged period of ridging and dry air expected next week, leading to mainly dry conditions with temps near to above normal.