Chance Shower/T-Shower This Thursday PMJune 27th, 2013 at 7:29 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
1 AM – Still some showers around Alma to Midland, but pretty much everything else has faded out with the loss of the day’s heat. Gust to 77 mph at Gary, Indiana airport, 55 mph at Midway, 48 mph at O’Hare. Here’s storm reports from NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, NE Wisconsin and E. Michigan. There are spots where water is 4 feet deep on roads in Ann Arbor, Near Pontiac and SE of Saginaw where they report 5″ of rain! Auburn Hills has had +3.4″ and 1 1/2″ at Ann Arbor. 3/4″ rain in NE Montcalm Co. Here’s the latest Mesoscale Discussion from SPC for our area. They say 40% chance of a watch. I’m not as keen on severe as they are. One t-storm has come into Berrien Co. – no reports of anything severe with that. Nice windshift – outflow boundary came west all the way to downtown G.R. with the wind shifting from WNW to ENE. Storms were back-backing to the west. A handful of hail reports with the storms east of US 127 and also in E. Wisconsin. Here’s regional radar. We did get a report of small hail in Webberville near Lansing. The chance of rain is still there, but the odds of rain this early evening in West Michigan in any one spot is probably only about 20-25% – so, most of the golf leagues and softball games should be OK. Nice temperature gradient. At 4 PM it’s 84 in G.R. and Kalamazoo and just 70 on the beach at S. Haven and Muskegon. From Earlier: There is slightly less of a chance of rain at the lakeshore (between S. Haven and Silver Lake in Oceana Co.) and a little higher chance of rain tomorrow as you head east toward US 127 (Mt. Pleasant, Lansing, Jackson). We’ll continue a chance of a shower or thundershower on Friday and Saturday. Sunday and Monday may be dry. Temperatures most days next week will be upper 70s to low 80s (cooler near Lake Michigan). We still do not have a 90-degree day in the next 8 days. The radar graphic here on this thread should update automatically. Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it). Portage Lake near Kalamazoo has risen over a foot. They’ve had 8″ of rain this month. A couple locations in southern Barry Co. have also had 8″ of rain this month. Come on back to the blog for radar and the links. The overnight European model says at least a little rain each day the rest of this week It keeps us dry Sunday and Monday. See the thread below for severe weather. As of Weds., June monthly totals: Kalamazoo 5.16″, Grand Rapids 4.44″ (+10.38″ for the year), Lansing 4.36″, 4.26″ Muskegon. The water temperature made 73 Weds. at Saugatuck. For current Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV Interactive Radar, looping radar. Check out regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map, the local warning/advisory map and the National warning/watch/advisory map, and a surface weather map. You can checkout the latest Grand Rapids NWS discussion, the Northern Indiana NWS discussion (includes the Michigan Counties that border Indiana), the discussion for Northern Lower Michigan, and Eastern Lower Michigan. Here’s the Spyglass Condos Weather Station the S. Haven GLERL station, the Muskegon GLERL station, the Grand Haven Steelheaders webcam and weather station, and the weather station at Holland State Park. Check out the WOOD lightning tracker and U.S. lightning, the Maranatha Webcam at Lake Michigan and links to webcams. Here’s the infrared satellite loop (night) and the visible satellite loop (daytime), Lake Michigan water temperatures. Links for watches and warnings in the thread below this one regarding severe weather and the latest from the Storm Prediction Center.