WEST MICHIGAN — Not as much sunshine expected today compared to what we saw yesterday, but a warmer afternoon near 70 degrees is anticipated!
Partly sunny to, occasionally, mostly cloudy skies will be with us through the rest of this late morning and afternoon along with the balmy temperatures. The mercury had already reached 64 degrees in Grand Rapids as of 10 A.M. and we look for a number of locations especially south of I-96 to reach 70 to the lower 70s before this day is all said and done. The threat for an isolated shower does still remain this afternoon for sections from around Grand Rapids and south but the chances for rainfall for any one given location are between 10-20%.
Winds will be breezier today out of the south to southwest shifting a bit more westerly through this afternoon at 10-20 mph gusting to 25-30 mph at times.
As we work through this evening, clouds will begin to move out and clear skies will take us into Sunday morning. Readings drop into the mid to upper 40s by daybreak tomorrow.
Temperatures then set sail for the mid to upper 60s once again on the back half of the weekend. The atmosphere overall is not as warm tomorrow but with abundant sunshine and some level of compressional warming out ahead of a cold front which is to arrive from north to south during the early evening hours, we can reach as high as the upper 60s one more time. Cooler air spills in overnight Sunday into Monday morning.
Monday we turn out noticeably cooler but with a good amount of sunshine we still manage to hit the upper 50s.
Tuesday and Wednesday see clouds increase along with the chance for a few showers and even cooler readings in the middle 50s for highs.
Thursday brings a bit better sunshine helping to boost numbers a few degrees, but another cold front hits Friday morning dropping numbers back further. This chilly shot of air that arrives for next weekend could have daytime highs running 15+ degrees below normal ( averages will be in the upper 60s ).
At some point over the next week or so it is very possible that frost and freeze advisories may need to be posted for a couple overnight periods. One piece of good news: there are no big storms expected through the next 7-10 days.