Periods of rain, sunshine over next couple of days

Posted at 6:29 AM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 06:29:15-04

WEST MICHIGAN — An upper level low pressure system over southeastern Canada will only slowly drift to the north and away from the region over the next three days. This low will continue to keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through Tuesday.

The rain, however, won’t be persistent and will instead fall in periods. This morning, for example, we have a line of showers and storms moving through as of this writing. Our Future Track HD model picks up on this trend, although it seems to be sending the rain through about two hours later than what is actually expected to happen:


We should get a break from the rainfall this afternoon, with some sunshine breaking through the clouds at times. Tonight, however, another disturbance rotating around that low and into West Michigan will bring another pocket of showers into the area for the evening. Future Track HD picks up on this trend, but I think the rain will be a little more expansive than what it shows here:


After another break from the rainfall on Monday morning, we’ll have to watch for some showers and thunderstorms redeveloping on Monday afternoon. Then after a chance of showers on Tuesday, it looks like we’ll finally escape with a dry forecast for Wednesday.