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Daily rainfall records broken in West Michigan

More rain on the way
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Posted at 12:06 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 13:38:27-04

WEST MICHIGAN — April rainfall totals caught up to average and then some last night and today across West Michigan.

Thanks to daily record rainfall totals in Grand Rapids and Muskegon on Tuesday, we're now safe to assume that April 2020 will be a much wetter-than-average month.

As of Monday, April 27, just 1.98 inches of rain had fallen for the month in Grand Rapids. That's 1.01 inches below the long-term average of 2.99 inches.

However, the 1.45 inches of rain that fell in Grand Rapids on Tuesday night set a rainfall record for the date and bought our monthly total above the long-term average. Muskegon set a daily rainfall record as well on Tuesday:

And the heavy rainfall isn't over yet. In fact, Muskegon has already seen 1.79 inches of rain so far today. Already a daily rainfall record!

The daily record today in Grand Rapids will be a little tougher to break, but we'll keep you posted if that happens. The record is 2.53 inches in 1909.

Here's a look at some other heavy rainfall totals from other parts of West Michigan:

The weather looks soggy for most of today, tonight and much of tomorrow. It looks like we'll finally get a break from the rain this weekend, and we'll enjoy seasonably warm temperatures as well. Be sure to stay tuned to FOX 17 for updates!