Today will be the first day of the year with temperatures in the 70s in G.R. (it’s already made 70 along and south of I-94) and we have a good shot at making 80°. It will be a little cooler along the northern lakeshore, north of Grand Haven. We’ll be partly to mostly sunny for much of the day. It will be dry for today and tonight (Sat. night).
We’ll have a chance of a shower or thunderstorm Sunday afternoon. We’ll still be warm on Sunday (low-mid 70s inland from the lake), then cooler air will move in on Monday.
Enjoy the warm air while we’ve got it…because…I think after this weekend, we go back to a period of near to even below average temperatures.
This is the 30-day outlook from the Canadian model. It forecasts colder than average temperatures for much of the country, including the Great Lakes, with warmer than average temperatures from Kansas south to Texas and across the Gulf Coast.
The CSV2 also has cooler than average temperatures in the Great Lakes…I think it’ll be warmer than average in the Southern Plains from W. Kansas to Texas.
Updated season snowfall totals: Grand Rapids 71.0″, Kalamazoo 68.2″, Lansing 58.1″, Muskegon 58.0″.