Splendid Saturday, rain on Sunday

Posted at 7:05 AM, Mar 12, 2016

WEST MICHIGAN — After some locally dense morning fog, sunshine and warm temperatures should rule on your Saturday as high pressure hangs on for one more day. Temperatures will generally reach 60° or above, with cooler readings expected near Lake Michigan… Pretty impressive considering our average high is only in the lower to middle 40s at this time of year.

Tonight into tomorrow, low pressure in the lower Mississippi River Valley will move quickly northward towards Michigan. This low will carry numerous showers with it. Although a lot of dry air in place will initially make it difficult for any rain to reach the ground here, the rain will eventually overcome this dry air. This looks to happen sometime tomorrow afternoon in most cases, although a few stray showers are possible in the morning as well. When all is said and done, it looks like rainfall will total somewhere in the neighborhood of a half inch to an inch.

The rain showers will become widely scattered on Monday, then we expect a break on Tuesday with partly sunny skies and just a few sprinkles possible. Later in the week, we expect a return to reality with high temperatures dropping back into the 40s.