Showers and T-Showers push southAugust 27th, 2013 at 7:11 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
12:40 am – Showers and a few thundershowers are along and south of I-96 with the area drifting south. Most all of the area has seen some much needed rain. The rain should end in the morning. A very weak trough will come through, the temperatures are still warm and dew points are still higher than average behind the front. Strong storms in Ionia, Clinton Counties moving SSE. Radar here. Showers and t-showers in a line from S. of Pentwater to near Detroit. That should work it’s way south…so many of us south of I-96 will see another shower/t-shower this overnight. Not much to report…wind damage earlier from Big Star Lake to Mt. Pleasant…1/4″ hail at Lucas in Osceola Co. Rainfall: 3.08 Breckenridge 2.78″ Traverse City, 2.46″ Empire, 2.16″ north of Lake City, 1.8″ in 3 hours at Suttons Bay, 1.66″ Manton, ponding of water on roads in Cadillac. Hail up to golfball size has fallen in NE Wisconsin. Washington Is. WI has had 4.55″ of rain in the past 2 1/2 days. The overnight run of the NAM model gives G.R. highs of at least 85 today, 87.2 on Thurs. and 89 on Friday (these are temps. on the hour…often the high occurs between hours and may be a degree or two warmer than that. /the NAM also gives G.R. 0.33″ rain from late Friday into Saturday.
There is a very weak trough from Alpena to Ludington to north of Madison WI. It’s still pretty warm and humid behind the trough, but there is a little windshift.
The European model is backing off their extremely cool Labor Day (as we thought). Now it’s giving us a pretty nice Monday with an aftn. temp. near 80. The high/low of 92/73 today takes G.R. to -1.9 degrees (below average) for the month with four days to go. The high so far (as of 7:30 PM – it may get warmer) for the Muskegon GLERL beach weather station has been 76 and at the S. Haven Lighthouse 79.5.
Side note…8:30 PM, eating dinner – fresh salmon, stuffed mushrooms, fresh corn off the cob and my favorite potato salad…thankful for the farmers that grew it, the fisher that caught it and my wonderful Home Ec. major (technically, she has a Masters from the Dept. of Agriculture, Univ. of Ill.) wife. We went out four nights during Restaurant Week…which was great…but it’d be hard to top what I’m eating right now. BTW, it’s nice to have the day off, I’ve had fun watching the sky today. So many different colors, mixed layers, varying textures…interesting day.