Thursday’s showers and thunderstorms have moved east of Michigan and we’ll see dry and pleasant weather today with afternoon high temperatures in the low-mid 70s, a little cooler than average for mid-August.

Ludington had a peak wind gust of 45 mph with 1/2″ of rain in one hour. Roosevelt Park (Muskegon County) had a peak gust of 46 mph.

Rainfall in most areas was around 1/2″, though over an inch fell from Manistee east to Houghton Lake: Manistee 1.40″, Houghton Lake 1.31″, Mt. Pleasant 0.60″, Battle Creek 0.58″, Lansing 0.55″, Kalamazoo 0.54″, Grand Rapids 0.50″, Benton Harbor 0.49″, Muskegon 0.48″, Holland 0.43″, Big Rapids 0.40″.

Here’s radar:




Midwest radar

Thursday was about our only chance of rain the rest of this week. We’ll be dry this Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will remain near or cooler than average (high 81, low 62) the rest of this week, then a warmer than average starting Sunday.

Red Flags were flying at Lake Michigan on Thursday where waves have been coming over piers

We also had a Beach Hazards Statement and Small Craft Advisories. When we have a Beach Hazards Statement, do not jump off or swim near piers and breakwaters today. Wave height peaked at 7-8 feet this (Thu.) AM. Lake Michigan water temps. (taken Thursday) remain cool: Holland 58, Saugatuck and Muskegon 60. Inland Reeds Lake is 73.

Also: Flash flood in Italy.