Labor Day Weekend Weather – Including Bridge Walk

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We’ll see mostly dry conditions and pleasant temperatures for this Labor Day Weekend. Here’s the 6-10 day temperature forecast from the Climate Prediction Center for Saturday September 1 through Wednesday September 5:

6-10 day temperature forecast for Sept. 1-5

Temperatures are expected to be a little cooler than average from the Great Lakes down to NE Oklahoma. With an average high temperature of 78°, that might mean average highs in the mid 70s – pleasant and comfortable. The warmest day should be Tuesday. Warmer than average temperatures are expected in the West, along the Gulf Coast and up the Eastern Seaboard.

Rainfall forecast from the Cimate Prediction Center for Sept. 1-5

This is the 6-10 day rainfall forecast from CPC for Sept. 1-5. Above average rainfall is expected from the Upper Lakes to the Rockies and in the Southeast, with dry weather from Texas to the Ohio River. Most of West Michigan is in the near average category. Our best chance of showers and storms will likely come Tue. PM/evening as a cool front passes through. Dry weather is expected from Wed. to Fri. of next week.

Rainfall is expected to be near average…with the best chance of rain coming Tuesday – and we have the chance of a little light rain Sunday.

Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor Day AP 090516_242686

The Mackinac Bridge Walk looks partly cloudy with temps. during the walk in the low-mid 60s…so maybe a light jacket. The chance of a shower isn’t zero…but it’s small.

Forecast Rainfall from the Weather Prediction Center for Thu. evening thru Sat. evening

Nationally, It looks wet in the Central Plains and in Florida (as Hurricane Dorian approaches) . We’ll have a chance of a light shower (best chance south) on Sunday…but most of the weekend will be dry in Michigan.

Forecast Rainfall from the Weather Prediction Center for Sat. evening to Mon. evening

Here’s forecast rainfall from WPC for Sat. evening thru Mon. evening. They show showers across N. Illinois, N. Indiana and N. Ohio. There are a couple models that try and drag that rain area up into far Southern Lower Michigan. You can see some heavy rainfall is possible in Florida with rain along the East Coast from Hurricane Dorian. The eye of Dorian may stay off the coast (out over the warmer Gulf Stream).

I’m optimistic at this point that we’ll have overall good weather for much of Michigan for most or all of the Labor Day Holiday Weekend (inc. the Bridge Walk) and for a good portion of the coming week. l

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