Our wet month continues in SW Michigan. We had one inch of rain yesterday in Otsego which gives us 5.28 inches so far for August and 13.3 inches for met summer. Yesterday was cool by August standards with a high of 63° and a low of 54°. Below are other rainfall totals around the area.
We will see another cool day again today with lingering clouds and a few light showers or drizzle. Temps will be in the mid to upper 60s, some areas may reach 70°.
At 06Z early this morning a weak sfc low was centered over northern IL with a sfc trough extending east near the MI/IN border. This system will continue to move slowly ese into the lower OH valley region by this evening. Rgnl IR sat trends and model fcst soundings suggest that extensive low cloud cover will linger through the day on the north side of this system. In addition we expect scattered lingering light rain showers and then some areas of drizzle through the rest of the day given all the lingering low level moisture. Therefore it will be quite cool again today with high temps only reaching the mid 60`s to near 70 degrees. Low clouds should finally begin to scatter out tonight as that system moves further away from our area and our low level winds back to the northeast to north and slowly advect some drier air in. A ridge of high pressure will then build in and bring predominantly fair and dry wx for most of the upcoming week along with seasonable temps for this time of year.