A Good Friday Forecast

Posted at 8:04 AM, Mar 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-29 08:04:33-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Despite a very crisp start to the morning, the weather forecast is certainly in keeping with the observance of Good Friday.

Clear, calm conditions allowed temperatures to fall into the low to mid 20s Friday morning.  However, sunshine and dry air will have those readings climbing quickly again by midday, and highs should climb into the low 50s again in the afternoon.

Saturday will see a continuation of the warming trend, with highs approaching 60° if sunshine can hang around long enough, thanks to winds shifting around to the south and southeast.

Each day, though, temperatures will be at least a few degrees cooler at the Lake Michigan shoreline, as the lake water is still very cold.  That pattern will continue for much of the spring into the summer.

A cold front will bring some scattered rain showers Saturday night and Sunday morning.  Those will diminish during the day and allow for some dry time, but with temperatures cooling off later on Easter Sunday.

We’ll likely cool down enough by Sunday night and Monday to generate a few snow showers.  That won’t hang around long, though, as more seasonable air returns again by the middle to end of next week.

You can check out the 7 Day Forecast anytime on the Weather page.