Severe RiskJune 30th, 2012 at 11:05 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
These are the Severe Weather Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. The Slight Risk area for this Saturday covers the same area that got blasted by the derecho on Friday (read thread below – 4 dead, tens of millions in damage, 4 million without power). Regional radar shows the storms to our south from Illinois to the East Coast. The best chance for storms in Lower Michigan will be Tues. into maybe early Weds. The overall hot weather pattern will persist. The Saturday morning run of the NAM model is in (it’s 11:10 AM as I write this) and it gives G.R. a comfortable low of 62 tonight, 92 tomorrow, 90 on Monday, a chance of rain (less than 1/10 inch) Tues. AM and they 97 for a high Tues. PM (Kalamazoo and Lansing get 99.3). We have to hope for rain – we need it – without the rain, we’ll have a better chance of reaching 100 degrees later next week or the week after.
3 PM – It’s 90 in Mt. Pleasant, Big Rapids and Ionia, 89 in Grand Rapids, 87 in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek (a bit more cloud cover south of G.R. Beach temperatures much cooler. Muskegon Lighthouse 72, S. Haven Lighthouse 70, Holland St. Park (at the water’s edge) 70.