Mid-Upper 80s

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Regional radar here will update automatically. We’ll stay dry tonight and tomorrow.  High temperatures as of 5 pm:  Grand Rapids 88 (missed the record by 1 degree – record is 89 set on this date in 1962 and 1977), Kalamazoo 86, Holland and Battle Creek 85, Muskegon (arpt.) 82.  The high temp. at the Muskegon Beach has been 65 and at the S. Haven Beach the high has been 70.

Rainfall last night was higher to the northwest and lighter to the southeast: 1.06″ Hart, 0.66″ Fremont, 0.41″ Sparta, 0.31″ Muskegon, 0.20″ Kalamazoo,, 0.11″ Holland,, 0.06″ Grand Rapids (Ford Airport), just a trace in Battle Creek.

Heres’s a look at forecast highs vs. record highs for the next 3 days.  Pic. above shows the Lake Express Ferry coming into the Muskegon Channel.  I also watched a big ship come into the channel this AM.

Also:  A minor seiche on Lake Michigan this AM.  Heavy rain for Jamaica, SW Bahamas,, E. Cuba – Florida could use some rain.  Heat burst in Iowa last nightLook at the snow out West!  Cloud streets off the coast of Africa.

  This is the updated Severe Weather Outlook Area for this PM/night.  There is now an Moderate Risk in western OK and the Texas Panhandle.

  This is the updated severe weather outlook for Weds. PM/night.  The Marginal Risk Area (for Weds. night) comes to the Lake Michigan shore.

There is a Tornado Watch out for NW Wisconsin.  There’s a Severe T-Storm Watch for parts of Minnesota.  There’s a Tornado Watch for Western Kansas and There is a PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch for Western Oklahoma and parts of the Texas Panhandle.  The 5th watch is a Severe T-Storm Watch for Western Iowa, Southeast Nebraska and N. Kansas.  A nice bow echo out there now.  Those storms will stay north and northwest of our area.

  Look at the snow forecast for Denver and Colorado.

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