Monday Forecast: Rain Increasing Later

Posted at 5:50 AM, Apr 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-15 05:50:19-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Much of West Michigan will awaken once again to the return of some scattered rain showers.  However, rain will become even more widespread in the afternoon and nighttime hours Monday into early Tuesday.

Multiple, narrow bands of showers will move through the region Monday morning, with a bit of a break likely in the later morning and midday hours.  More rain will arrive in the afternoon as a front stalls out across the Great Lakes.

Temperatures ahead and near the front will reach into the upper 50s and low 60s; however, some locations northwest of Grand Rapids may be somewhat cooler in the afternoon and evening depending on where the front ends up late in the day.

Rain should diminish early Tuesday, with a bit of sunshine and dry weather expected to hold across most of the area until Tuesday night or Wednesday.

Another dose of heavy rain is likely Thursday into Friday, with a quick burst of milder air again before we cool down considerably to start the weekend.

More rain will only exaggerate flooding issues on local rivers; you can check out the latest river forecasts on theNational Weather Service hydrology page.

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