We had a few sprinkles overnight and warm temps, it is currently 68° at 4 am. Yesterday’s high/low was 73°/29° in Otsego.
Below is Aprils climate summary from the NWS:
While we have been precipitation starved over the past few month I thought it would be a good time to put up the historical tropical storms which have came up into Michigan (this goes back to 1863):hurricanes michigan
- Low pressure moves along cold front bringing rain and thunder chances into Tuesday Showers are expected to continue today along a warm/stationary front aligned across our northern forecast area. Instability remains elevated and marginal for convection, but given thermodynamic impetus of latent heat effect courtesy of the dry wedge under cloud base, even moderate showers can produce localized wind gusts over 40 mph into this afternoon. The near surface dryness will begin to moisten up overnight as southerly flow continues to advect Gulf moisture northward.Highest POPs and QPF this evening will be across the northern zones where the moisture transport intersects the front. Eventually, the rain shield from the southern low makes a run at our southern zones on Monday but a northern stream trough is amplifying and kicks the low out to the east,taking the bulk of the rain with it. We are not quite done yet, as another surface low forms as the trough axis approaches and brings an area of rain towards southern Lower Michigan. Ensemble spread is still too great to pin details on this down well yet. - Upper troughing and cooler than normal temps after Tuesday with frost/freeze potential Trend to cooler temperatures on Wednesday into the weekend with frost and freeze potential as Canadian sfc high builds in, especially after Thursday after a northern stream shortwave moves through.