Colder air invades for a long stretch
STRAIT – Colder air invades Wednesday night and keeps us below normal for a while. You might be surprised at how long this stretch takes.
Summer temperatures are a distant memory, and it doesn’t look like they will return for more than a week. We’ll wake up in the 1940s in Southeast Michigan, but there’s freeze notice displayed for northern lower Michigan.
Highs will remain in the 60s on Thursday afternoon, but the coldest day in the forecast is Friday, when highs will only reach the top 50. From there, temperatures will start to climb slowly for Memorial Day weekend.
The rain on Wednesday morning was helpful, but far from sufficient to stem our drought. Rainfall amounts were about a quarter of an inch.
We’ll have another round on Friday morning, and that could bring in double what we just picked up. The models suggest that the totals for late Thursday night through Friday afternoon will exceed half an inch in many places.
Locations in the southern area, particularly County Monroe, can see up to an inch of rain. Once we’re dry on Friday night, most of us stay that way until the middle of next week.
The exception to our dry holiday forecast will be Saturday. As this Friday system rolls out to our south, it will cause a low pressure trough behind it, which could graze our southern area.
Don’t change any plans just yet, just be aware of the possibility.
Sunday and Monday seem dry for everyone, but the whole holiday weekend will be below normal.
Saturday’s highs will barely reach the lows of the 70s. Sunday and Monday will bring us to the mid-70s, and these are perhaps the hottest numbers we see until next weekend, at least.
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