Spring begins tonight at 11:50 pm.
Astronomically speaking, the first day of spring is marked by the spring equinox, which falls on March 19, 20, or 21 every year. The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, though our clock times reflect a different time zone. This date only signals spring’s beginning in the Northern Hemisphere; it announces fall’s arrival in the Southern Hemisphere.
With spring returning so do the chance of storms as we see from the SPC forecast for today we are looking at a marginal chance of severe weather for a good portion of Michigan today and tonight. There is an enhanced risk for parts of the mid-Mississippi and lower Ohio valley regions.
A mild day and night are in store for us with high temperatures reaching into the 50s, we may even top 60° in some areas from Grand Rapids to the south. We’ll see showers and storms move into the area this afternoon and evening and lasting into the overnight hours, some of which may become strong. A cold front will move through late tonight resulting in temperatures falling throughout the day Friday, with highs staying in the 30s into the weekend.