Monday Forecast: Dry Week Ahead

Posted at 7:40 AM, Sep 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-23 07:40:58-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — High pressure and dry air will provide a very quiet stretch of weather for the first official week of autumn around West Michigan.

After stubborn clouds plagued most of the region Sunday, clearing skies allowed temperatures to drop into the mid- to upper-30s Monday morning.

That same clearing will provide sunny skies throughout the next several days.  Temperatures will be cool still on Monday and Monday night, and some patchy frost is again possible Tuesday morning.

Warmer air will gradually return for the middle and end of the week, with high temperatures climbing from the mid-60s Monday to around 80° by Thursday and Friday.

The above map shows the average peak of fall color around the state of Michigan.  Most of the FOX 17 viewing area experiences peak color in the first or second week of October; that inches to around the first of October across the Manistee National Forest and northward.

However, it would not be surprising to see leaves changing more quickly this season given generally cool and dry conditions over about the last six weeks.

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