Strong storms possible to start the workweek
Mon, 20 May 2013 00:32:23 GMT —
Rain and thunderstorms move through Monday through Wednesday, some of which may be strong.
Low pressure organizing in the plains is headed toward the Great Lakes.
Rain and thunderstorms are likely Monday through Wednesday this upcoming week, with scattered showers into Thursday also. This system is currently causing severe weather in the Central Plains, so we want to send our warm thoughts to our friends and loved ones there.
Things are relatively quiet Sunday evening, with lighter southerly winds, and just some clouds for most. Scattered showers are possible very late Sunday night/early Monday morning, and maybe a rumble of thunder or two.
Although you may be dry for the Monday morning commute, rain and thunderstorms will be likely throughout the day. Especially heading into the afternoon hours, some of these storms may be strong.
As of right now, the Storm Prediction Center has areas from near Petoskey over towards Hillman and southward in a slight risk for severe weather - with high winds and large hail being the primary threats-for Monday. Tuesday that area doesn't change too much - from near Petoskey over to Alpena and southward. It looks like the areas with the best chance of experiencing any strong storms will be along and south of M-72. This is a slight risk for severe weather, but it's something that you'll want to pay attention to throughout both Monday and Tuesday. The possibility of an isolated tornado can not be ruled out.
Wednesday the low pressure system will cross through Michigan, and so we'll keep clouds and thunderstorms in the forecast. The chance of rain will linger into Thursday. We'll see cooler temperatures for the later half of the week as well - starting Thursday the high temperature is much closer to 60 degrees than 70, and that will continue heading into the weekend despite seeing sunny skies.
We'll continue to keep you updated on the potential for severe weather.