Cool Couple of DaysApril 23rd, 2013 at 12:12 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
12:30 PM Weds. - The last of the sprinkles/flurries are exiting east of I-69. We’ll stay dry thru midnight. The clouds will start to break up some and that’ll get our temperatures into the 40s this afternoon (with an average high of 62 in G.R., it’s a cool day for late April. A quick (maybe 2 hours) shot of light rain or light mix will move thru during the early morning tomorrow. I can’ t rule out a light dusting of snow on the grass somewhere (mainly Newaygo Co. north. We’ll see some sun tomorrow PM, but another chilly day with highs in the upper 40s. Friday looks partly sunny, chilly early, near 30. but mid-upper 50s in the PM (cooler at Lake Michigan). I think we hit our first 70-degree days (in G.R.) early next week – this weekend or for sure on Monday. The last time we didn’t have a 70-degree day in April was 1961. It was cold in the U.P. this morning, just 4 above zero in Wakefield and 5 at Watersmeet. The Marquette Arpt. is down to 30″ of snow on the ground (by far the most snow ever on this date) and Hoist Basin still leads the list at 42″ (3 and a half feet!). The pattern will be warmer (and basically dry) from Friday thru Tuesday, then the pattern gets cool and damp again for May 3 – 7.
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