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Tonight's Forecast: Partly cloudy & mild

Cooler and rainier times ahead
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Posted at 5:33 AM, Sep 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-19 22:48:24-04

WEST MICHIGAN — The forecast from FOX 17 Meteorologist Anthony Domol: We look for mostly clear skies this evening with a bit more of an increase in clouds in the overnight period. Temperatures will stay warmer with lows only dropping into the middle 60s. Our next system arrives for Monday with a chance for scattered showers by the late morning and afternoon. A new area of rain arrives from the west early Tuesday morning and exits early Tuesday afternoon. Yet another wave moisture pushes into West Michigan on Thursday and brings more wet weather. Expect a much cooler pattern in the days ahead with highs in the 60s by Wednesday and Thursday.

***Fall officially arrives Wednesday September 22 at 3:21 P.M.. It's what we call the autumnal equinox, or fall equinox. Equal days and equal nights...about 12 hours of each. Now on Wednesday, we actually have 12 hours and 9 minutes of daylight. This is because we measure sunrise from the first part of the sun above the horizon and sunset as the last bit of sun before it dips below the horizon. Additionally, light bends. Those 2 reasons are why we actually get a little more daylight on the equinox.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows in the middle 60s. Southeast to south winds at 5-15 mph.

MONDAY: Increasing clouds with scattered showers developing during the late morning and especially afternoon. Humid with highs in the low to mid 80s. Southeast winds at 10-20 mph.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with rain likely and scattered storms mainly during the morning. Highs in the lower 70s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Cooler with highs in the low to mid 60s.

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy and cool. Chance of showers. Highs in the low 60s.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs near 70 degrees.

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