Some Much Needed Rain Will Dampen West Michigan

Posted at 9:31 PM, Aug 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-11 21:32:59-04

WEST MICHIGAN — Don’t look for or expect widespread, heavy, prolonged rain through Monday, but we may get lucky enough to at least see a quarter to perhaps a half-inch in some locations Sunday night through Monday.

A low pressure area and associated cold front will sweep through the state on Monday. Its arrival will likely generate at least a few light showers, perhaps a rumble or two of thunder, but strong to severe storms with heavy rain are unlikely.

While West Michigan is technically not in a drought, it is very dry around most of the region and some rain would certainly be a welcome sight. Grass is brown and crunchy, agriculture is screaming for more moisture, and high pressure building in on Tuesday will provide another long, coll, stretch of dry weather at least through Sunday.

The attached snapshot is our FOX 17 Future HD computer forecast model stopped at 6:00 PM Monday showing total accumulated rainfall. While this is just a forecast model (and not necessarily reality), it shows that a majority of us should get in on at least a little rain.

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