Increasing Clouds Today – FOOTBALL!

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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…

Forecast Discussion

- 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.

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

It has been a great summer. A little high on the dew points occasionally but minimal 90’s and no heat waves! Now it is time to move onto Fall and then the best season in MI – Winter! I love it!

Andy W
Andy W

The most wonderful time of the year! FOOTBALL SEASON!!

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Harbaugh and U of M have been overrated ever since he stepped foot on campus! It time to see results or good riddance to Harbaugh! Lets see him actually win some big games against top opponents! He has been horrendous!

Andy W
Andy W

For once I completely agree with you!! Should have been shown the door after losing to that Sparty team last year! Gotta live with him for another season, need some results, otherwise it’s just all talk and zero substance! But they certainly are not overrated this year, they’re not even rated!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Excellent points!


In Harbaugh I trust. Go Blue!

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

You will go down in smoke then! harbaugh is horrendous!


I actually sent a text yesterday to my family who are avid Michigan fans, but we (me included) are Western grads. I put being dilemma this weekend…who’s your team??? Lol. Should be a fun game.