We will see temps near 90° or better most of this week with very small chances of rain. There is an area of rain confined to the eastern portion of the state this morning.
Yesterday’s high in Otsego was 80° and the low 49°. There will be some clouds around this morning which will create a partly sunny sky. The clouds are expected to depart this afternoon with skies trending mostly sunny. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 20 mph.
Air Quality Alert
The Action Day is in effect for the following Michigan counties... Mason, Oceana, Muskegon, Ottawa, Kent, Allegan, and Van Buren. People and businesses are urged to avoid activities which lead to ozone formation. These activities include refueling vehicles or topping off when refueling, using gasoline powered lawn equipment, and using charcoal lighter fluid. Positive activities include car pooling, biking to work, delaying or combining errands, and using water based paints. It is recommended that active children and adults, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, limit prolonged outdoor exertion.
--Early Monday Morning showers possible-- Moisture streaming southward on the eastward side of a building ridge continues to dissipate as showers move into the dry, stable air of Central and Southwest Michigan. The better instability and moisture of the thumb will allow for scattered showers there. Isolated showers, especially along the US 127 corridor at and south of Lansing, remain possible. However, QPF should be light and any convection will be done by midday. -- Warm and Dry through the week -- The upper level ridge will continue to move over the region through Tuesday bringing a dry and hot air mass over the region. This ridge will tilt positive and slowly weaken as a mid level trough will break down the ridge allowing for a weak front to move through Tuesday night into Wednesday. This will bring the next chance for precipitation. However there are questions. The EC has light QPF but the GFS does not. Though there is some mid level moisture and mid level instability, dry air will filter in quickly behind it. The trough will bring in some slightly cooler air which should bring the temperatures from the mid 90s on Tuesday, to the mid to upper 80s on Wednesday. Warm and dry will continue into the weekend with the next chance for precipitation coming Saturday night into sunday in the form of an upper level low moving along the Canadian border and sweeping through the Great lakes region. There is some disparity in the timing and position of this between the mid to long range ensembles.