WEST MICHIGAN — The attached snapshot is from our in-house computer forecast model we call FutureTrack HD. It’s valid for 1:00 AM Thursday morning. You can clearly see the green across the area with rain likely as a strong, moisture-ladden system tracks in to the Great Lakes from the south and west.
Rain will likely develop during the P.M. hours on Wednesday, then pick up in intensity Wednesday night in to Thursday as the low pressure system approaches. This system will tap moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and has the potential of delivering one to two inches of rain from Wednesday P.M. through Thursday. The questions is…can we get rid of most of it in time for trick-or-treaters this year?
Along with the rain, winds will increase and help to usher in warmer temperatures that push 60 degrees or better. Since Michigan will remain in the warm sector or on the “front side” of this system, our precipitation will be liquid, unlike the snow behind it for places much further north and west. Temperatures will cool back in to the 50s behind this system for Friday and Saturday. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at www.fox17online.com/weather.