Clear and Cool Start
Plenty of Sunshine
WINDS: E 5-15 mph
SUNRISE 6:08 a.m.
SUNSET 9:24 p.m.
WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Plenty of Sunshine
Warmer Holiday Weekend
Next Chance Rain: Late Monday
EARLY MORNING Skies will be partly cloudy. Look for a nearly full moon to move across the southern sky and the planets Venus and Jupiter very close together to the west in the evening. Winds will be N shifting to the NE and diminishing to 5 mph. Temperatures will dip to the low 50s – a little on the cool side for early July.
LATER TODAY It will be a sunnier day with warmer temperatures. Afternoon highs will reach the mid to upper 70s. We’ll have a general northeast wind at 5-10 mph, but the lake breeze should kick in near Lake Michigan, where temperatures will be in the upper 60s to near 70 in the afternoon.
FRIDAY Friday will be sunny and warmer with a high near 80. Once again it will be a little cooler near Lake Michigan. Winds will be light and variable. There could be a little patchy fog in the early morning
WEEKEND Mostly sunny and pleasant for our Fourth of July and for Sunday…high inland will be in the low-mid 80s – again it will be cooler near Lake Michigan. There could be a little isolated patchy fog early Saturday and there is a slight chance of a shower or t-shower north of a line from Big Rapids to Alma in the afternoon – even up there most areas will stay dry.
LOOKING AHEAD We’ll have a chance of showers and storms from late Monday into Tuesday. Most areas will see rain then and perhaps 1/4″ to 3/4″. There is a possibility of a strong thunderstorm Monday night (not a sure thing). We will see temperatures at least into the mid 80s on Monday (cooler near Lake Michigan. We’ll be partly sunny and pleasant for Wednesday and possibly Thursday of next week.
Check out Bill’s Blog. Bill has more on the cool start to July and the still chilly Great Lakes. There’s also links to some pretty spectacular tornado video from Missouri.