Stormy Weather Heading Our Way – Mid Michigan

started by CathieU, March 19, 2020
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      Our official first day of spring is beginning with some light fog and cloudy skies.  We received a small amount of rain overnight with a lot more on the way.  We could see our first thunderstorms today and tomorrow and I always welcome that.  It seems that everything really comes to life after a thunderstorm.  The buds come out of the trees and the grass greens up substantially.  The rain isn’t supposed to get here until late this afternoon and I’m seeing our temperature rising very quickly this morning.  The sun is trying to peek through the clouds but I don’t expect to see much of it today.

      Our 9:30 AM temperature is 37°F (3°C), the humidity is 98%, and winds are variable at 2-3 mph.  Visibility is 2 miles.  The pressure is 29.97 in (1014.9 mb) and steady, and the dew point is 33°F (1°C).  Skies are cloudy.  The high yesterday was 49°F (9°C) and the overnight low was 28°F (-2°C).  Average temperatures for this date are 44°F / 28°F.  Sunrise was at 7:41 AM and sunset will be at 7:48 PM.

      DURAND / OWOSSO FORECAST:

      Today
      A chance of rain after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 61. South southeast wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
      Tonight
      Rain before 9pm, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 9pm. Temperature falling to near 48 by 8pm, then rising to around 60 during the remainder of the night. Southeast wind 13 to 16 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
      Friday
      Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 37 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
      Friday Night
      Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.
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