Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hope everybody had a pleasant Memorial Day today! Off to the Great Lakes to see how they’ll start off the shortened workweek.

At 1053pm EDT, the temperature at Grand Rapids, MI was 79 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. It was another scorcher today across the region with the high hitting 94 while other areas in the Upper Midwest hit the upper 90s to 100 in MSP. High pressure sitting over southern Hudson Bay nosed over the Great Lakes, keeping the region dry for much of the day before activity ignited over MN/WI, but kept Lower MI dry. This area of high pressure is going to shift off over Quebec tomorrow, allowing the area of low pressure sitting over the Dakotas to push eastward, kicking up the moisture over the region. While the Grand Rapids area should avoid much of the convection expected to ignite off over WI and over northern IN/OH. Wednesday will see a much higher chance of rain moving into the area, but that has little to do with low pressure from the west. In fact, it has more to do with low pressure lifting up from the south, the remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto! Alberto’s remnant low looks to lift north along the MS River throughout the day tomorrow before moving over the Great Lakes late Wednesday, bringing widespread rain showers with it.

Tuesday: Increasing clouds during the afternoon. High 91, Low 67.
Wednesday: Rain showers becoming more widespread throughout the day. High 84, Low 66.

TWC: Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 92, Low 68.
Wednesday: Afternoon thunderstorms. High 87, Low 68.

AW: Tuesday: Mostly sunny, hot. High 91, Low 68.
Wednesday: Cloudy, not as humid, couple of evening showers. High 83, Low 69.

NWS: Tuesday: Mostly sunny then scattered thunderstorms. High 92, Low 68.
Wednesday: Chance of showers then showers likely. High 82, Low 68.

WB: Tuesday: Chance of thunderstorms. High 89, Low 68.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 82, Low 69.

WN: Tuesday: Site down.
Wednesday: Site down.

FIO: Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 87, Low 67.
Wednesday: Rain starting in afternoon. High 79, Low 65.

The weather over Lower Michigan is pretty quiet tonight, however we can see the clusters of thunderstorms popping off over MN and WI. Conditions will slowly become more active over the next couple of days.