We started today wet picking up 1.24 inches of rain from midnight to 7 am with more on the way. We have already had half of what we had total for last month in Otsego. Yesterday was the first day in 35 days we had a temp in the 70s. It was also the first mostly cloudy day we had in the same period.
Welcome to August! Nature doesn’t care about our method of measuring days or months, I think it is kind of neat that August starts out the opposite of July weatherwise. Summer is far from over, we have plenty of 80° days in store right up to October.
An area of low pressure will bring rain today with leftover showers persisting into Tuesday. High pressure builds in for the rest of the week with fair weather and comfortable temperatures in the 70s and low humidity for a pleasant week.
Here is the July summary from the NWS:
...RAIN TODAY... Radar trends show areas of heavier rain from northern Indiana and into central Lower Michigan in a region of mid-level frontogenesis northwest of the surface low, which will be tracking across Ohio and Lake Erie today. We expect between a half inch to an inch of rain. Some lightning is possible but instability is limited and only a slight chance for thunderstorms, mainly across the southeast quarter of Lower Michigan. ...LEFTOVER SHOWERS MONDAY AND TUESDAY... Surface low pulls away through Ontario but sharp upper trough axis extends south from an upper low centered north of Lake Huron with vorticity maximum rotating through late Monday into Tuesday. The is keep at least scattered showers going through Tuesday afternoon. Lapse rates are steep enough for some thunder, especially during the diurnal enhancement in the afternoon. ...FAIR AND COOL REST OF THE WEEK... Drier weather arrives by Wednesday as heights rise slightly and surface high pressure builds in. Looks like fine summer weather into the weekend with cool temperatures and low humidity as dew points will be in the 40s and 50s.