Warming Trend ContinuesJuly 19th, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Check out the boats along the beach at Muskegon around 4 pm. The air temperatures inland reached the low 80s, while the beach thermometer at Muskegon rose to only 71.4°. There were a few random light showers and sprinkles along and east of a line from Coldwater to Saginaw. Those have dissipated. There could be a patch or two of fog in the central or eastern part of the state late tonight.
Here’s the latest from SPC on the possibility of severe weather Tues. Night/Weds.: “PRIMARY CONCERN FOR ORGANIZED SEVERE STORMS EXISTS ACROSS PARTS OF THE UPPER MS VALLEY TO WRN GREAT LAKES ON D4/TUE. WITH THE LIKELIHOOD OF AN MCS TO BE ONGOING TUE MORNING…LOW CONFIDENCE EXISTS IN THE MESOSCALE EVOLUTION OF KINEMATIC FIELDS GIVEN A POSSIBLE MCV/MINOR MID-LEVEL PERTURBATIONS TRACKING E/SE AROUND AN EXPANSIVE 600 DM 500 MB ANTICYCLONE CENTERED OVER THE SRN ROCKIES. ON THE PERIPHERY OF THE PLAINS EML PLUME…STRONG TO EXTREME INSTABILITY SHOULD DEVELOP TO THE S/SW OF REMNANT CONVECTIVE OUTFLOW/CLOUD DEBRIS. AT LEAST LOW SEVERE PROBABILITIES WILL LIKELY BE HIGHLIGHTED IN LATER OUTLOOKS.” I know that’s pretty technical. I think the best bet for thunderstorms here in West Michigan will be Tues. night and any severe weather would be spotty (if we had any at all) and not widespread. The main threats would be gusty winds, cloud-to-gro0und lightning and brief heavy rainfall. I’m working today so check out 24-Hour News 8 for the latest (6 pm, 10 pm on WXSP, 11 pm).
The afternoon European model gives G.R. a high of 90° on Tues….the GFS has 91°.