Tuesday Forecast: Showers Continue

Posted at 5:42 AM, Apr 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-09 05:42:02-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Another wet day is ahead for West Michigan Tuesday, with a pattern that will set up similar to Monday before cooler weather arrives for the rest of the week.

A nearly stationary front will continue to sit just south of lower Michigan over the next couple of days.  It will meander northward just enough during the day Tuesday to bring milder air into the I-94 corridor, where highs will get into the 60s again.  Most of the area, however, will stay in the 50s.

Periods of rain with occasional thunder will ride along and north of the front at times Tuesday and Wednesday, with moisture continuing into Thursday as well.  That will mean rainfall totals may approach two or three inches across parts of West Michigan.  Severe weather is not likely here, but will be possible mainly south of the state line.

The temperature gradient along the front will become even stronger on Wednesday.  A northeast wind will keep much of West Michigan in the 40s during the day, while areas just south of the Indiana border like South Bend and Fort Wayne will easily approach or top 70°.

Temperatures will continue to cool down enough into Thursday and Friday that a period of snow, sleet, or freezing rain is possible at times, especially Thursday night into early Friday.

You can check out interactive radar and the rest of the 7 Day Forecast on the Weather page.