Look for a slow warming trend the rest of this week.
We only reached 35° in G.R. on Monday. We’ll climb up near 40° this (Tue.) afternoon, then mid-upper 40s on Wednesday and Thursday. Rain will push in Weds. evening and that will likely change to wet snow Wednesday night. It’s not impossible that we could have an inch or two on the ground Thursday AM.
The sun should come back out Thurs. PM. Friday afternoon we break into the 50s and the period of partly-to-mostly sunny and warmer weather should last from Friday PM into Tuesday of the following week.
Fifteen of the first 16 days of April have been cooler than average and 35 of the last 41 days have been cooler than average. We’ll probably add 5 more days to that string of days until we finally climb into the 60s early next week.
BTW, by 9 pm Monday only 93 Consumers Energy customers were without power. I was watching the Consumers Energy Outage Map over the weekend and Consumers did an awesome job getting everyone back on line. Keep in mind they’re dealing with strong winds, the possibility of breaking branches, freezing rain, heavy, wet snow.
Don’t forget to leave a few extra dollars in the budget for this month’s heating bill. Like I said, this April has been as been nearly 11° colder than average.