In the ‘you don’t see this everyday department’, I was walking over to my neighbors yesterday and I caught movement out of the corner of my eyes, low and behold a half-grown pig comes walking out of the woods. We don’t have feral pigs around here so we herded the swine back to her home two lots over. My concern was she would get up near M89 and cause all sorts of havoc with the traffic. Luckily all went well for all concerned.
Yesterday’s high/low temps were 91° / 64°!
At 6 am we have a line of storms crossing the lake between Sheboygan and the Straits. These will stay well north of Grand Rapids. Temperatures the rest of the week will be well above normal, considering that normal highs this time of year are in the upper 60s to around 70. This will be followed by a cool-down this weekend to more normal temperatures. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Saturday, and a few showers and thunderstorms will also be possible Sunday into Monday.
- Dry and Continued Very Warm Today and Friday Model RH layers indicate dry air throughout the atmosphere today and likely into Friday as well. The upper high and associated subsidence over Michigan should hold any Wisconsin convection at bay for the next couple days. Surface winds of around 10 kts with some gusts to 20 kts are possible. The abnormally warm 850 mb temperatures in the upper teens C will keep the low to mid 80s going across the region, with some upper 80s possible across central Lower Michigan. - Scattered Showers over the Weekend With a Few Thunderstorms A deepening upper low over Manitoba on Friday will gradually lead to falling heights across the Great Lakes. A subtle 500 mb shortwave / vort lobe moves in during peak heating on Saturday. However, it is questionable how much sun we`ll get before this feature moves in. Still, model guidance supports around 1000 J/kg of SBCAPE developing. A weak surface cold front should be moving through between 18z and 00z. Even so, the synoptic scale support is pathetic with deep layer shear of around 5 kts. PWATs should hover in the 1.20-1.30" range. All of this likely adds up to scattered showers with a few thunderstorms, mostly away from the lakeshore region. Locally heavy downpours could occur with the slow movement of cells, but model guidance is not bullish on rain totals. A few showers and possibly thunderstorms may occur mainly east of US 131 Sunday afternoon and evening as mid level heights continue falling underneath an area of upper level divergence and a stronger cold front moves through. Rain amounts on Sunday do not look heavy at this time. - Cooler and Occasionally Wet into Next Week 850 mb temps crash to around 0C by Monday night so it will certainly feel cooler around the area, but even so we are still anticipating highs to be in the 60s. Scattered diurnal showers are possible mainly east of US 131 on Monday. The flow aloft quickly goes zonal by mid week, and possibly even back to SW flow by late in the week with more LLJ activity impacting the Midwest/Great Lakes at that time. There is a fair amount of ensemble spread that far out of course, but medium range guidance does support one or more periods of showers and storms mid to late week next week.