Warmer Than Average Temperatures To Continue

Posted at 5:48 PM, Sep 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-28 17:48:14-04

WEST MICHIGAN — There are some they simply do not like warmer than normal temperatures this time of year and can’t wait until the cooler, fall temps set in. If you’re the latter, you’ll need to hang on a while longer!

A cold front will sweep the Michigan Saturday night in to Sunday morning. That means clouds, rain showers, and eventually some afternoon clearing from west to east across the area. It also means slightly cooler temperatures behind the front. Instead of 80 degrees or so, temps will cool to the upper 60s/near 70 for Sunday. Most of us should pick up between a quarter and one half-inch of rain.

According to the Climate Prediction Center (and my forecast, of course), indications are that temperatures will remain mainly above our average high of 68 through next Friday. Rain chances will also increase again next Thursday evening in to Friday as another low pressure system and cold front take aim on the region.

Check out the CPC six to ten-day outlook here. The eight to 14 day outlook shows above normal temperatures continuing. Click here to see the map. We are expecting a brief cool down next weekend as an upper trough (a dip in our upper level jet stream) occurs, but it may be brief.

This gorgeous fall weather certainly makes it easy to get things done outside. Artprize, cider mills, late season boating, painting, roofing, anything we put on hold this summer. But it won’t last forever. Color changes are already starting to occur, especially in the Upper Peninsula. In fact, the attached photo is from the U.P. around the Tahquamenon Falls area. The first one third of their riverboat trip has already changed color (about 60%) in that location.

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