Through Saturday, Grand Rapids had measurable rain on 9 of the last 10 days. During these 10 days, we’ve had 3.56″ of rain. We’ve had more double the rainfall in the last 10 days than we had in the 48-day period from August 18 – October 4. The sporadic rainfall has caused problems for area farmers this year.

Here’s radar:

Here’s some rainfall totals as of Saturday evening. The most was just north of Muskegon at Montague.

The map above is the forecast of total rainfall over the next week from the Weather Prediction Center. I can’t rule out a shower or a period of drizzle today (Sun.)., but most of those days will be dry. Tue. and Wed. should be dry. Then we’ll have a chance of showers Wed. night into Thu. night with a random shower possible next Fri. or Sat.

You can see the rain will be heaviest along the Pacific NW Coast, in SE Florida and in New England (where it’s been quite wet much of this summer/fall.

We started October with 5 unseasonably warm days that were 14 degrees warmer than average. Then the pattern flipped. Today should be the 10th day in a row with cooler-than-average temperatures. The last 9 days have been 4.3 degrees cooler than average – not cool enough to balance out the 5 warm days – so the month is still 2 degrees warmer than average.

Temperatures will remain near to a little cooler than average this coming week.

Also: A significant cold front is moving across Europe. Wow! I’d like to know more about this.