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The 70s are on their way back to West Michigan

Posted at 9:24 AM, May 10, 2020

WEST MICHIGAN — After a couple more chilly days and nights, we finally start to return back to normal by the end of the week.

Temperatures will struggle again today and Tuesday. Temperatures Monday will be 20° to 25° below average for this time of the year. Average highs are in the upper 60s while our temperatures will only be in the middle 40s. We will also look for some frost to develop Monday night and Tuesday night. This is when you will need to protect those plants!

A pattern shift which places the colder air back on the west coast will shift the warmth back in our direction. This quickly brings 60s and 70s back to West Michigan, with 70s likely by end of the week. Next weekend will be a thousand times better than it was this weekend.

With this pattern shift, the jet stream will also buckle back up over West Michigan. While this places us in the milder air, it also increases the chances for periodic rain and thunderstorms. A few days could feature some strong spring storms as well.

Model continue with the warmth straight through Memorial Day weekend, likely putting an end to any return to winter! Average temperatures by then are in the middle 70s.