Plenty of wet weather on the way

Posted at 9:33 AM, Oct 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-13 09:33:26-04

WEST MICHIGAN — After several beautiful days filled with blue sky and sunshine, skies will now be dominated by gray, overcast, and at times wet conditions. While a few showers and a rumble of thunder are possible Monday, an all-day rain is expected Tuesday as an area of low pressure tracks north from the Gulf Coast in to the Great Lakes. This system will tap moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and rain will be plentiful on Tuesday. In fact, many locations could see at least one to two inches (perhaps more) by later Tuesday.

In addition to the wet weather and cloudy skies, this system will also boost temperatures between 65 and 70 despite the cloud cover. That said, we are expecting a gradual cool-down this weekend back in to the 50s.

The attached photo to this story is a snapshot from one of our computer forecast models, valid for Tuesday morning. Note the U.S. map outlined and all of the purple, blue, green, and yellow is accumulated precipitation. The heaviest is in blue and yellow. While the chances of severe weather are not zero, the threat is low.

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