Mother’s Day Looking OK Weatherwise

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-11 15:16:01-04

WEST MICHIGAN (May 10, 2014) — An absolutely five-star day across the Great Lakes on Saturday, but look for a bit more in the way of high cloudiness for Mom on Sunday! While most of the day will likely be dry with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies and temperatures around 75 to 80, increased chances for showers and thunderstorms arrive in the evening and nighttime hours.

Similar to last Tuesday, a warm front will slide in to lower Michigan from the south/west. It will drape itself across the area on Monday and Tuesday too with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of these storms may be strong to severe (see SPC outlook below/valid on Monday), and some will contain heavy rain. In fact, I would expect to see another one to two inches of rain through Tuesday until the low pressure system and cold swing through the state Tuesday mid-day (similar to Friday when the cold front came through and brought us showers/t’storms).


While temperatures will be between 75 and 80 the next few days, it will get cooler behind this system beginning Wednesday. The thermometer will likely drop back in to the 50s and 60s as an upper level trough (or dip in our jetstream) will allow colder air to filter in from Canada. With the cooler air aloft, we’ll also see a chance for a shower or two here and there and perhaps a deck of lake-effect clouds and scattered rain showers.

Get the complete West Michigan forecast at Happy Mother’s Day!