Storms Sun. Evening/NightJuly 4th, 2014 at 4:20 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
It’s a beautiful day today for the 5th. By late Sunday, we may have some storms approaching. The Slight Risk Area for severe storms is S. Wisconsin, N. Illinois, E. Iowa and far SE Minnesota. SPC says: “A MOIST PRE-FRONTAL ENVIRONMENT ACROSS IA INTO WI/SOUTHERN MN AND FAR NORTHERN IL. WHERE STORMS DEVELOP/MATURE…AROUND 40 KT OF EFFECTIVE SHEAR MAY ALLOW FOR BOTH SUPERCELLS AND WELL-SUSTAINED LINE SEGMENTS CAPABLE OF SEVERE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS INTO THE EVENING HOURS.” I’m working the evening shift today (Sat.). Tune in for a fresh forecast and watch at 10 pm (WXSP) and 11 pm (WOOD, TV-8) to see video and live pics. of the fireworks.
Severe weather was mostly in the Eastern U.S. on Thurs. It was chilly early Thurs. AM in Northern MI: 34° at Doe Lake, 35° at Spincich Lake and Indian River, a record 37° at Pellston. There is virtually no chance of rain today and tomorrow (Sat.). It’s not impossible that a shower or t-shower could sneak in somewhere Sat. night. Better chances of a shower or storm from late Sunday PM thru Tuesday. The overnight Euro. prints out 0.05″ of rain for G.R. Saturday night (the GFS has nothing), then 0.73″ Sunday PM thru Monday am another 0.25″ on Tues. The GFS is lower with just 1/4″ total rain. Enjoy the next couple days. Keep the sunblock handy, esp. if you burn easily.
Low temps. Fri. AM: 44° Ludington and Reed City, 43° Cadillac and Manistee, 39° Kalkaska, 36° Leota (Clare Co.), Stambaugh (U.P.), 33° Doe Lake, 32° Spincich Lake. Consumers Energy has got just about everyone back on power. Statewide, they had just 99 customers without power, inc. 30 in Kalamazoo Co. and only 3 each in Calhoun Co. and St. Joseph Co. There are 31 without power in Muskegon Co. and that may not be storm related.