1st significant rain since mid-July likely this weekend


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Wednesday’s hit and mostly miss showers didn’t put much of a dent in the overall dry pattern across West Michigan. The lucky spots were mostly in Montcalm County and southeastern Michigan.

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Since July, Grand Rapids’ rainfall deficit has been approaching three inches. It’s amazing how close the heavy rains, even flooding, fell to us but didn’t reach West Michigan.

We haven’t received any significant rain in the past 20 days in Grand Rapids. A deepening area of low pressure will move into Michigan Friday that will provide us with the first widespread chance of rain in over a half month.

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Once the storm moves out of Michigan, we will have several more chances of rain as a wetter pattern sets up across the Great Lakes as indicated by the Storm Team 8 forecast.

Hopefully you are the recipient of lawn and garden quenching rain in the coming days.

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