Wet, Cool Wednesday Ahead

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jun 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-03 21:03:47-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (June 3, 2014) — Tuesday eventually turned out to be a very pleasant day, with plenty of sunshine and a noticeable drop in the humidity values. Most of the rest of the week will also be very nice, but not before some needed rain Wednesday.

The image above from our in-house computer model, Future Track, shows a forecast of the rainfall amounts. Although these numbers won’t be exactly right, you can see the overall idea– that areas south of I-94 will get the most rain with decreasing amounts north.

Because of this gradient in rainfall totals, something unusual will happen with temperatures. The normally colder areas to the north will actually be warmer than areas closer to the Indiana line. Here’s a forecast for Wednesday afternoon:

As you can see, areas to the north will be just shy of 70 degrees, while areas along the Indiana line will struggle to get above 60.

The rain on the way isn’t all bad news. Parts of West Michigan have been dry lately. FOX 17 Meteorologist Jon Shaner posted an excellent article about the dry conditions. You can read it by clicking HERE.

After Wednesday’s rain, another nice stretch of weather is on the way. For the latest forecast, join us on FOX 17 News or visit the weather page at