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Sunny & Breezy Today

Yesterday’s high temperatures were mainly in the low 70s yesterday, we had .30 of an inch of rain in Otsego which gives us .99 of an inch for the month.  We will start the week with cooler-than-normal temperatures then begin an accent to the 80s by Wednesday which will begin an extended period of above-normal temperatures which may play out through the end of the month.  Our next chance of rain will come Thursday night.

Weather History

1963: Severe thunderstorms caused millions of dollars in damage across the region as winds gusted over 70 mph. There were also reports of funnel clouds and a possible tornado in Belmont where several trailers were destroyed and homes were damaged. A tornado near Dorr heavily damaged a house.

1966: A large storm system that had produced the F5 Topeka, Kansas tornado the previous day moved into the Great Lakes region and brought severe weather to Lower Michigan with high winds and large hail. A tornado struck Wall Lake, near Delton in Barry County, and damaged a boat and cottage.

1974: Ferris State University in Big Rapids is hit by a tornado. Two people are injured. Several houses and two schools also had damage to roofs and walls.

2004: Severe thunderstorms produced at least one tornado and some huge hail. Hailstones over 4 inches in diameter fell in Jackson County and a tornado briefly touched down near Alma, producing only some tree damage.

On June 9, 2011, a cold front moved through Southeast Michigan around midnight and it produced numerous severe thunderstorms across southeast Michigan during the early morning hours. Winds were estimated to be near 85 mph around Sebewaing with dozens of downed trees and extensive damage at the airport. A measured wind gust of 76 mph was recorded in Flint.

Also on June 9, 1933, the overnight low temperature dropped to only 76 degrees in Detroit. Considering that the normal high temperature for June 9 is 78 degrees, this would have been a very warm overnight temperature.

1966: Hurricane Alma made landfall over the eastern Florida panhandle becoming the earliest hurricane to make landfall on the United States mainland.

Forecast Discussion

- Patchy Fog Through Sunrise, Breezy Today

Low stratus and patchy fog are currently affecting areas south of
M46. This will dissipate just after daybreak as winds increase and
solar heating takes effect. The main weather consideration today
will be the wind, as steep lapse rates (9-10 C/km) up to 700mb are
expected in combination with a 25-35 knot low-level jet. Gusts of 30-
40 mph are likely, with about a 10 percent chance of isolated gusts
exceeding 40 mph. Otherwise, mostly sunny skies are expected this
morning once stratus burns off. However, a weak shortwave and
associated deeper moisture will cause increasing clouds near and
north of I96 this afternoon. Highs will range from the mid 60s near
US10 to the mid 60s south of I94.

By Monday, the shortwave exits with approaching surface and upper-
level ridging moving into place. Northerly flow will advect dry air
into the area and by extension skies will be sunny. The northerly
flow keeps conditions cool like today so highs will be around 70.

- Cool Monday night, then a warming trend

Monday night will be the coolest night of the period. Lows will be
in the lower to mid 40s. However, across the northern cwa, upper 30s
will be common. As the center of the surface moves east Tuesday,
southwest winds will develop and we`ll see temperatures steadily
rise throughout the week. Highs in the mid 70s Tuesday will climb to
the mid 80s by Thursday.

- Chance of rain Tuesday night through Thursday night

Models are hinting at a couple of chances of rain during the period.
The first chance is Tuesday night, mainly over the northern half of
the cwa as a short wave moves across the UP and northern Lower. Chc
PoPs will cover this north of M-57 with little chance of seeing rain
south of there.

An approaching cold front Wednesday night and Thursday will provide
the best chance of rain for the week, but even that`s only chc PoPs.
A narrow ribbon of higher CAPE just ahead of the front may help to
trigger a few showers/storms. We`ll have to see how this evolves,
but it could end up being a fairly dry week.
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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Cold nights are coming! Get prepared now!


The overnight low here in MBY was 54 I had 0.27” of rainfall yesterday and overnight. At the current time with clear skies it is 57.


The official H/L yesterday at Grand Rapids was 72/50 there was 0.25” of rainfall the highest wind gust was 29 MPH out of the N. For today the average H/L is 78/58 the record high of 93 was set in 1964 and 2020 the record low of 37 was set in 1969. The record warmest low of 72 was set in 2004 and the coldest high of 57 was set in 1937. The wettest was 1.77” in 1963. Last year the H/L was 77/50.

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

We ended up with nearly one half inch of rain, which was welcomed. If you like sunshine, you’re going to love this week. High pressure dominates with temps in the 70s and 80s.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Excellent and I figured you would barely see a quarter inch!


We were up in the Bay City area (Linwood) yesterday and it rained all day there. At times the rain came down rather heavy. The temperatures there were in the upper 50’s on the way up it did reach 72 west of Midland. Glad the graduation party was inside.

Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Highs near 70 degrees the next couple days and lows well down into the 40’s! Crazy mid June cold! Wow, just wow, WOW!