Saturday Night RainSeptember 28th, 2013 at 1:05 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Here’s radar and a satellite loop (daytime). Here’s a the surface map. A band of rain (I can’t rule out a flash of lightning, but this will be mostly just light to moderate rain). The rain will move thru from WNW to ENE mainly between now and 10 am. The sun should pop back out for Sunday afternoon. The temperature actually went up ahead of the rain, from 68 at midnight to 71 at 3 am, then we dropped from 70 to 65 between 4 and 5 am as the rain started. O’Hare Arpt. in Chicago has had 0.38″ of rain in four hours from 1 am to 5 am EDT and Midway has picked up 0.24″. Benton Harbor had 0.21″ between 4 and 5 am and their temp. dropped from 71 to 60 from 3 am to 5 am. We should gradually become partly-mostly sunny for the mid-late afternoon, so it’ll be a good afternoon for ArtPrize. Monday – Wednesday will be partly – mostly sunny and pleasant with temperatures back close to 80 by midweek. The next rain will come late Weds. night or Thurs. with showers Thurs. and Friday and sharply cooler air for late in the week. It may not get out of the 50s on Saturday. The overnight run of the European model gives G.R. 1.57″ of rain from Thursday thru Saturday AM.
I’ll be doing a meet-and-greet at our ArtPrize studio at the Art Museum from 4-6 pm this Sunday. We continue our live broadcasts this week. Maranda is doing her show live from right in front of the Art Museum each evening and she’s doing a lot of fun interactive games and demonstrations with the crowd. That’s at 7 pm weekday evenings.
For Michigan weather observations and wind speeds, click here. Here’s WOOD-TV looping Radar. Check out regional radar, GRR radar, northern Indiana radar, Chicago radar and Milwaukee radar. Here’s the College of DuPage Radar Map (pick any radar in the U.S.), College of DuPage Grand Rapids radar, 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. Check out Storm Total Rainfall (until they reset it). 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. Here’s storm reports from SW Michigan, Northern Michigan, NE Illinois, SE. Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and E. Michigan.