There is freezing rain here in the Twin Cities. Can the same be said about Michigan?
At 1253PM, ET, Lansing was reporting cloudy skies with a temperature of 26 degrees. A warm up is on it’s way, but the warm front providing it has been associated with ice and snow before a transition to rain. High clouds and virga were already finding their way into southwestern Michigan.
Overnight, this is how it will play out in central Michigan as well. Some ice, followed by a conversion to rain tomorrow morning. The system is a broad and mostly disorganized trough, with the upper level parent trough currently over the Plains. This means, even after the initial round of precipitation, it won’t be over in Lansing. Monday afternoon will be drizzy as the system figures out what it wants to do. It will organize overnight Monday with a strong cold front developing across the Western Great Lakes through the day Tuesday. The heaviest rain, and perhaps even some thunderstorms will hold off until Wednesday, but each of the next two days will be fairly unpleasant (but much warmer than normal!) in Lansing.
Tomorrow – Early wintry mix changing to rain through sunrise, then rainy, High 44, Low 29
Tuesday – Scattered showers, High 56, Low 39
TWC: Tomorrow – Rain (early mix) High 45, Low 29
Tuesday – Showers High 56, Low 38
AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy and milder with a touch of rain (early ice) High 42, Low 27
Tuesday – Breezy with rain; the temperature breaking the record of 54 last reached in 1932 High 55 Low 39
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of rain. Cloudy, (early mix) High 41, Low 28
Tuesday – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 7am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy High 58, Low 38
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain (ice early). High 40, Low 28
Tuesday – Rain showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms. Patchy fog. High 49, Low 38
Once again, Weatherbug goes off the beaten path for a Day 2 high. Most of us are calling for a record high, though, which will be nice given how cold it’s been all week. Radar shows the showers moving in, though they aren’t reaching the ground yet.