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It is time to consider getting the air conditioners prepared for use as we will be moving into a period with temperatures in the 80s.  Also, consider getting the hoses out to water the gardens as there won’t be any rain until next Monday.  I have most of my veggies planted and the flowers in our multiple beds are mostly ahead of schedule growthwise this spring.  I have been eating green onions planted last fall.

NWS Forecast

A 10 percent chance of showers before 8 am. Patchy fog between 8 am and 9 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Patchy fog after 5 am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low of around 53. Westnorthwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Calm wind.
Sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 62.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low of around 61.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low of around 53.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Weather History

1962: An early-season heat wave sends temperatures into the upper 80s and lower 90s across Lower Michigan. Record highs on this date include 91 at Grand Rapids, 89 at Lansing, and 88 at Muskegon.

On May 17, 1999, a thunderstorm bringing winds of 58 mph swept through Northville at 6:15 pm causing 2 thousand dollars in damages. Also on this date in 1999, winds of 60 mph occurred with storms passing through Oakley at 5:00 pm causing 5 thousand dollars in damages, and through Saginaw at 5:22 pm causing $3,000 in damages.

1896: An estimated F5 tornado tracked 100 miles through northeastern Kansas and extreme southeastern Nebraska. Seneca, Oneida, Sabetha, and Reserve, Kansas sustained severe damage. While passing through Reserve, the tornado was 2 miles wide. 25 people were killed, and 200 were injured. The cost was estimated at $400,000.

1979: A reading of 12 degrees at Mauna Kea Observatory established a record low for the state of Hawaii.

Forecast Discussion

- Isolated showers and storms today

An upper level shortwave is bringing a few showers and storms to
our nw fcst area early this morning and isolated showers also
clipping our extreme se fcst area. We expect this pcpn to taper
off toward daybreak with dry wx for the vast majority of our fcst
area today.

However with a cold front moving slowly through our area we
expect a few showers and isolated storms to redevelop mainly this
afternoon over our eastern fcst area. In fact 00Z HREF guidance
suggests sb/mu capes will reach around 1000 j/kg this aftn just
ahead of the front. However potential for stronger or organized
convection is mitigated significantly by weak shear. No severe
weather is expected today.

- Dry tonight and milder Saturday

Fair wx is fcst tonight through Saturday as weak sfc ridging
builds in. Some patchy fog is expected late tonight through mid
morning Saturday. Ample sun and southerly waa along with h8 temps
reaching around 14-15 C will result in high temps Saturday
reaching the lower to perhaps middle 80s across most of our area.
The weak sfc gradient will be conducive to lake breeze development
which will keep temps near the Lake MI shoreline considerably

- Warm and dry weekend

Upper ridging will develop over the weekend leading to very warm
temperatures by Sunday. H8 temps climb to around 14c leading to
highs in the mid 80s. A weak cold front moving across northern Lower
will probably not have enough energy to produce precipitation over
the northern cwa, but it may lower dewpoints enough to result in
some elevated fire weather concerns Sunday afternoon along the
northern tier of counties.

- Showers/storms Monday-Wednesday

A cold front will slowly move toward the Great Lakes Monday ahead of
a high amplitude upper trough. For several days the models have been
advertising showers and thunderstorms developing along the front.
Monday, this precipitation will be generally west of the cwa, but
may see some convection drift over the western cwa during the
afternoon. The better and stronger setup arrives Tuesday as we see a
stronger surface low develop in the southern Plains and move
northeastward across Wisconsin. Strong southerly flow ahead of the
low will send moisture into the cwa and short waves rotating through
the upper trough will help in firing convection. Once again the
latest models suggest fairly robust values for SBCAPE, bulk shear,
and EHI. This points toward the potential for convective
organization Tuesday and a potential severe threat.

Another warm day is expected Monday with highs in the mid 80s, but
once clouds/showers/storms move across the cwa Tuesday, temperatures
will fall back into the 70s.
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Nathan (Forest Hills)
Nathan (Forest Hills)

Looks like a nice summery weekend. Hope everyone gets a chance to enjoy it!


Tuesday with be in the 80’s with lows in the mid 60’s. Full time summer mode already!

Andy W
Andy W

Summer in full effect since April! Who knew?!?!


While the official rainfall at Grand Rapids yesterday was 0.44” here in MBY I did not have any rain. It did get very dark to the SE of here late in the afternoon. The overnight low here in MBY was 58 at the current time it is cloudy with some fog and 64.


The official H/L yesterday at Grand Rapids was 74/46 at the airport there was 0.44” of rainfall. The sun was out 57% of the possible time. The highest wind gust was 24 MPH out of the S. For today the average H/L is 70/49 the record high of 91 was set in 1962 and the record low of 30 was set in 1973. The record rainfall of 1.62” fell in 2020. Last year the H/L was 62/41.

Andy W
Andy W

My goodness, 80’s thru Tuesday?!?!? Is this May or July??? Wonder if Rocky will still have his furnace on this weekend?? I love global warming!