April showers for May flowers

Posted at 6:46 PM, Apr 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-19 18:46:18-04

WEST MICHIGAN — A strong, developing low pressure system that will track directly over Michigan will generate rain showers through at least Monday. In fact, there will likely be at least a few lingering showers through Tuesday or Wednesday with the precipitation getting lighter and more scattered each day.

It’s OK, we need the rain with the high fire danger we’ve had going the past several days. Unfortunately, this system will generate breezy conditions on Monday and windy conditions on Tuesday with strong west/southwesterly winds at 15 to 30 mph (by Tuesday). It also means once the cold front swings through the area midday Monday, cooler air will filter in and temperatures may actually slip through the 50s the second half of the day. Highs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will primarily by in the 40s. It’s a tough thing to take after experiencing readings in the 70s in many locations this past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Make sure to keep an umbrella handy through at least Monday, and probably Tuesday too. Get the complete West Michigan forecast at No severe weather is expected.