Tuesday Forecast: Rain Showers Return

Posted at 6:07 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 06:07:38-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Periods of rain showers will return to West Michigan Tuesday, but they are expected to have limited impact on the decline of river levels over the next few days.

A brief, light shower is possible in the morning, but steadier rain will be likely in the afternoon and evening.  Most locations are expected to pick up about half an inch of rain on average, with some areas possibly up to an inch, especially south and east of Grand Rapids.

That rainfall won’t likely be enough to cause rivers that are flooding to go back up, but it will keep the water from receding as quickly the rest of the week.  You can find the latest river levels and forecasts on the National Weather Service hydrology page.

Temperatures will briefly make it around 60° Tuesday afternoon before rain arrives and a cold front that will swing through late in the day.  Falling temperatures are likely by early evening.

Cooler weather is forecast for the next couple of days, followed by a return to more springlike weather over the weekend.

Check out the rest of the 7 day Forecast and interactive radar on the Weather page.