Our rainfall total for Saturday was 2.06 inches giving us a wet total of 6.34 inches of rain at the halfway point of August. These were the greatest recorded precipitation amounts from Saturday’s rainfall. The most impressive swath of precipitation extended from south of Ludington to Coldwater.
Yesterday our high was 67° and the low 57° with cloudy skies. We now begin an extended period of drier weather and normal temps for this time of year with lots of sun and temps near 80°. Our next rain may be over next weekend (of course). Sunrise today was 6:51 and sunset tonight is 8:46 pm.
Tranquil wx is forecast for most of the upcoming week as a high pressure ridge will build in and bring mostly clear to partly cloudy skies and seasonable temps through Friday. IR sat trends early this morning show cloud cover decreasing across our area. This trend will continue this morning as light NE winds continue to slowly advect drier air in. A sct-bkn fair wx cu deck will develop around midday through the afternoon before dissipating this evening. The next chance for rain will come Friday night through the weekend as an upper level low over the upper Midwest Friday drifts slowly SE into our region through the weekend. As such we expect somewhat cooler and unsettled wx through the weekend with scattered showers. A consensus of latest medium range numerical guidance max temps look just a bit too mild for next weekend. This is because those temps are being skewed a bit too high by climo values that far out in time. Max temps will most likely not exceed the 70`s by Sat/Sun with quite a bit of cloud cover around and scattered showers.