Mid Week System To Bring Rain And Warmer Temps

Posted at 9:47 AM, Oct 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-27 09:47:48-04

WEST MICHIGAN — While temperatures have mainly been in the 40s and 50s lately, a brief mid-week warm up is in store. The mercury may be pushing 60 degrees or better by Wednesday and Thursday ahead of our next weather system.

The attached snapshot is from one of our computer forecast models and is valid for Wednesday morning. Notice the “L” or low pressure system off to our southwest. That system is expected to tap Gulf moisture and warmer air as it lifts in to the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes later this week. We could see a pretty good soaking of rain beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing in to Thursday morning. Since we’ll be on the front side of this system (or out ahead of it) the precipitation will be in the form of liquid precipitation and not frozen. Places like Wisconsin or Minnesota will see snow behind the system with the colder air in place.

The attached snapshot shows the possible precipitation in colors. Purple represents the lightest amounts, while green indicates heavier amounts. In fact, based on this particular forecast model, this system will be the major weather player across the country during the mid-week timeframe. We may even hear a rumble or two of thunder with the best chance of severe weather coming further south of the Great Lakes.

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