A soggy week ahead
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:57:25 GMT —
Wintry mix and rain chances remain in the forecast for every day this week.
Saturday night the scattered wintry mix, snow, and rain across the area will change to light snow showers before dying down towards the morning hours. If anything, accumulations will be around 1/2 -1".
Sunday morning we'll see some sunshine but cloud cover will increase throughout the day. Low pressure out of the Dakotas makes it's way toward Minnesota, it's warm front out ahead causing a round of wintry mix to move in during the afternoon, pushing north during the later part of the day and ending up in the E. U.P. by nighttime.
Heading overnight into Monday, we keep scattered rain in the forecast as the low pressure moves closer north of us. Monday will be the warmest day of the week, with highs in the mid 40s (E. U.P.) to the mid 50s (Central Lower). It will be breezy, with winds out of the SE at 10-20mph and gusts in the mid 20s possible. Most will just be cloudy for the morning commute, but grab the umbrella as you head out the door! Rain moves in mid-morning, covering most of the viewing area by lunch as the cold front enters the Great Lakes. Almost everyone is getting rain, which may be heavy at times, by the drive home from work or those after-school activites.
Rain continues throughout the evening and into the overnight, pushing towards the southeast with the cold front. Some in the southernmost counties may see some lingering showers Tuesday, while the E. U.P. remains dry and sees some sun.
With all of the rain in the forecast, there are some flooding concerns in our viewing area. Some areas impacted as of now are the Pere Marquette River near Scottville, the Chippewa River area below Mt Pleasant, the Muskegon River areas near Croton and Evart, and the Little Muskegon River area above Morley. If you live in these locations, you are advised to take proper precautions advised by local officials.
Another low pressure crossing through Michigan mid-week will bring more scattered rain Wednesday and Thursday, with chances of wintry mix Friday into Saturday. As we head into the end of the work week, highs drop from the mainly 40s Tuesday through Thursday back into mainly upper 30s.