Just a couple of days after our forecast for Akron, we are moving jut to the northeast. Will the forecast be terribly different, or are we headed for a similar day in the home city of the University of Michigan?
At 1051AM, ET, Ann Arbor was reporting a temperature of 89 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Lower cloud decks were being seen across lower Michigan, A weak upper level trough is moving swiftly out of he Great Lakes, and a surface trough over the Eastern Lakes. This surface feature is producing the dreary skies in Michigan, but thanks to the wavelength of the upper trough, it will shift quickly away from the area and Ann Arbor will be in the sun by late evening.
A part of this upper level trough is producing a more organized area of low pressure in eastern Hudson Bay, which is trailing a cold front into Lake Superior. This boundary will mean a return of rain and isolated thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon and evening. This boundary will be the last gasp, however, with high pressure inserting itself into the area, providing a nice day on Friday.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, scattered storms in the afternoon, High 85, Low 59
Friday – Partly cloudy, High 81, Low 62
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny skies during the morning hours. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 85, Low 60
Friday – A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 83, Low 62
AW: Tomorrow – Times of sun and clouds, a shower or thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 85, Low 59
Friday – Intervals of clouds and sun; humid High 82, Low 62
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, High 85, Low 61
Friday – Partly sunny High 82, Low 64
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, High 84, Low 61
Friday – Partly cloudy, High 78, Low 64
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with scattered storms, High 85, Low 61
Friday – Partly cloudy with isolated storms, High 83, Low 64
FIO Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.High 82, Low 59
Friday Partly cloudy starting in the morning.High 79, Low 61:
Check out the satellite below. Sure, there are a few clouds to concern ourselves with today in Ann Arbor, but the real story during the forecast period will be that splotch over Lake Superior.