Yesterday we had a very nice fall day with 76.3° for our high temp and a low of 50.4° which to my wife’s chagrin signals the start of FOOTBALL season because this old guy loves his football. I have always been a rabid Wolverine fan but I do cheer on the Spartans unless they are playing U of M of course. I am also a Broncos fan who play U of M tomorrow which should be a great game because the Broncos never fail to disappoint when playing Big Ten teams. Michigan State plays the Northwestern Wildcats tonight at 9 pm. GO FOOTBALL!!!
We will see an increase in our clouds today with most areas staying dry. Chances of rain increase overnight to the 20% range and 40% tomorrow with the wind picking up a bit with gusts around 20 mph.
Sunrise today is 7:10 am, sunset is at 8:13 pm…
- Clouds Return Today - Our high amplitude ridge will wear down today as a shortwave drifts across from the west. This will result in incoming clouds from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Conditions should stay mostly dry however thanks to considerable dry air at low levels. - Holiday Weekend: Occasional Clouds and Light Rain Possible- Seasonal temperatures with lower humidity will continue into the holiday weekend as a broad upper trough slowly drifts east. High temperatures should stay in the 70s with dewpoints in the 50s. Occasional clouds with some chances for rain will be the other highlight of the holiday weekend as the upper trough to our northeast digs south and occasional embedded shortwaves pass by. Limited moisture should keep these showers at bay though, with primarily light rain or sprinkles expected if/when they occur. As it stands, the main time period for precip looks to be Saturday afternoon/evening. On Sunday night our second shortwave passes by, but precip chances should stay limited due to an even more moisture stripped atmosphere. - Next Week System - The next point of focus beyond this weekend will be on the potential for another system around Tuesday afternoon/evening. In this case, another upper trough will dig south into the Great Lakes Region. We can expect a brief warm up Tuesday with southerly flow along with more substantial rain and thunderstorm chances. After that system passes, temperatures will fall back towards seasonal with highs in the 70s through the end of the week.