Sunny & Dry

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We had copious amounts of rain in the Otsego/Plainwell area Friday through Saturday morning.  We had 3.26 inches here at the station which brought our total to 5.29 inches for the month of August and is now the wettest month of the summer.  We are now at 11.68 inches for the season.  Below are the totals through 4 am Saturday:

We should have a pleasant week in store with temps in the mid-70s to around 80°.  The long-range outlook is calling for below-normal temps from the Labor Day weekend through mid-month which could put us in the upper 60s to low 70s for daytime highs.



Here are a few notable items from the storms that moved through the area on Friday evening. The hardest hit area was Cedar Springs, north of Grand Rapids. 70-75 mph winds brought down quite a few trees, and produced many power outages.

Forecast Discussion:

--Cooler, Drier weather into Monday--

The upper level low continues to move eastward, pulling moisture
along with it. Mid level moisture, in the form of stratocu, will
still blanket the region early today. This will couple with the
northerly winds to allow for temperatures to continue to be
around normal. High pressure will continue to build into the area
into Monday.The building ridge will bring divergent flow Sunday
night into Monday. This will keep drier weather over the region
through Monday night.

--Warmer and wetter weather through Midweek--

An upper level low will be trekking across Canada Monday. This low
will be bringing a short wave trough and corresponding front
through the region late Monday. The low will pull to the
northeast, so there are questions on how much convection will
form. However given the moisture advection there remains a chance
for showers and thunderstorms Monday afternoon/evening.

 The advecting low will allow for a quasi stationary boundary to
settle across the state Tuesday through Wednesday. That boundary
will allow for a better chance for continued rain showers Tuesday
and Wednesday.

A shallow but potent, secondary trough will move through Tuesday
night into Friday.

--Drier weather into next weekend--

That system will be the harbinger of drier weather into next
weekend. As that system moves east, dry low to mid levels will
advect in, allowing for fair weather through at least the first
half of next weekend.

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Rocky (Rockford)
Rocky (Rockford)

Pattern change baby! Get ready for Fall! What a storm on Friday night! Incredible!


Just missed the YARDofBRICKS I could see the lightning from it though incredible is right…INDY


Yesterday was GR’s 9th warm day in a row. WOOD has four 80+ degree days in their 8-day. Average high is upper 70’s.


Yes Yesterdays high of 77 degrees was very refreshing! Can’t wait for the 60’s next week even better soon we will be raking leaves love it it’s called FALL…INDY


It got down to 54 here overnight. At this time it is sunny and 62 with a DP of 54. We are now heading into the “don’t have to” season that is don’t have to have the air on and don’t have to have the heat on. Soon enough we will be having the heat on all day long.


It’s called the most wonderful time of the year Slim …I never put my Ac until in my window this summer my fan did me good for the most part especially at night we had a lot of comfortable nights overall ….INDY


Hey mokkie pick me up some cool moonshine well your on vacation lol…. Beauty of a Fall night temps in the low 50’s ahhhh no fan attached looking forward to a beautiful Sunday speaking of it’s our fantasy draft today always a exciting day we have fall weather now so bring on football baby have a super Sunday ..INDY

Mark (East Lansing)
Mark (East Lansing)

Got down to 57 here. I slept great with the windows open. I even pulled up the comforter at one point. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that. This is the perfect temps/humidity for me.


Many days and nights in September and into early October are “don’t have to days”