Rain ending, but cooler conditions prevail today

Posted at 6:08 AM, Oct 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-30 10:07:52-04

WEST MICHIGAN — After a wet start to your Sunday in parts of West Michigan, drier air is in the offing for later this afternoon. As of this early morning writing, we’re tracking scattered showers across most of the area, with some embedded thunderstorms along the I-94 corridor.

Northern parts of the FOX 17 viewing area are not getting much rainfall at all, while to the south it is raining quite heavily in spots. Here is a look at the radar as of this early morning writing:


A trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is slowly pushing through the area, creating these pockets of heavy rain. This trough will clear the area this afternoon, and high pressure will slide in in it’s place. Here’s a look at how Future Track HD sees things later this morning:


As you can see, the rain will be ending here. A few breaks of sunshine are even possible, and more sun is expected this afternoon as that high approaches. It will be cool, however, with a north to northeasterly flow on the east side of this approaching area of high pressure:


Temperatures will drop quickly tonight with clearing skies and light winds as that high slides right across West Michigan. Lows will be in the middle 30s, which is only slightly below average for this time of year. A return to well above average temperatures, however, is expected by Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s to near 70°, and lows in the 50s. Pleasant, dry weather is expected on Halloween.