We have clear skies at 6 am with a temp of 53° giving us a pleasant October morning. Enjoy today because this may be our last chance to get near 70° for a while. As we go through the week the weather and warmth will be in a declination phase and by the end of the week we will struggle to get to 50°.
Skies will cloud up this morning for all areas. Rain showers will move across Southwest Lower Michigan after 2 pm and through roughly 10 pm. A few thunderstorms are also possible. Gusty winds around 40 mph are expected with any storms that form and behind a cold front in the late afternoon.
Though most areas have seen frost this month we still haven’t had a hard freeze in southern Michigan. A hard freeze is when temps drop to 28° or less for over two hours.
Much of the U.S. still have drought or dry conditions especially west of the Mississippi and New England. Hopefully this will be mitigated as we move into winter and get some snow on the ground in the northern areas.