Monroe, Michigan

It’s tough to hear about well known storm chasers Tim Samaras and Carl Young, as well as Tim’s son Paul being killed by this week’s tornado on the west side of Oklahoma City. Condolences go out to their families and fans of their television program, and as always, a reminder of the inherent danger of tornadoes. They can even surprise the greatest experts in the craft

Our forecast today takes us to the shores of Lake Erie. They have seen a bit of rain in Michigan so they might like to see the sun for a little while.

At 1255PM, ET, Monroe was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature of 71 degrees. A stout westerly flow was bringing about low clouds to most of the Lower Peninsula, including areas just to the west of Monroe. The clouds were barely showing up on satellite, as they weren’t particularly thick, so it seemed unlikely that the layer would ever reach Monre.
Monroe and the rest of Michigan finds itself within the dry slot of the system that has brought so much late week rain to the state. The westerly post-system flow will continue through the next 48 hours or so, but the next wave moving into the Northern Plains will bring about some afternoon southerly flow on Tuesday evening.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 66, Low 45
Tuesday – Sunny early, increasing clouds late, High 69, Low 46

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 70, Low 48
Tuesday – Mostly Sunny High 69, Low 49

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and beautiful High 67, Low 45
Tuesday – Sunny much of the time and nice High 69, Low 45

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 66, Low 46
Tuesday – Mostly sunny, High 66, Low 48

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 66, Low 45
Tuesday – Partly cloudy. High 67, Low 47

Satellite shows most of the clouds pulling away from Monroe, and the cloud deck over western Michigan is almost imperceptable.

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