A fall-like feel arrives this week

Posted at 5:46 PM, Sep 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-27 17:46:41-04

WEST MICHIGAN — While West Michigan has enjoyed very mild, above normal temperatures and stellar weather with plenty of sunshine the last couple weeks, Mother Nature says it’s time to change things just a bit. More seasonable, fall-like temps are on the way. After all, it is technically fall!

Our last of the really warm days occurs Monday with highs in the mid to upper 70s. By late Monday night, a strong cold front will swing through the state with a few rain showers likely and a sharply cooler, drier air mass behind it for the remainder of the week. Afterwards, Canadian high pressure to our northeast will dominate our weather pattern the next several days with highs only in the 60s and morning lows in the 40s. In fact, I can’t rule out locations northeast of Grand Rapids this week dipping in to the 30s with some frost possible.

Perhaps the cooler temps are easier to take when they come with sunshine. Northeast winds typically produce cool temps for us, plus we may see lake-effect cloud cover develop and track in to West Michigan with a northeast wind, compliments of Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay.

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