We had a high temperature of 54° in Grand Rapids on Wednesday. That’s (by far) the warmest temperature we’ve had this month, but it was still a couple degrees cooler than average.
We’ve now had 13 days in a row cooler than average and 31 of the last 36 days have been colder than average. The period from April 1-11 has been 11.9° colder than average.
Thursday will likely the be the warmest day, with highs ranging from the low 70s at the Indiana border, to the low 60s in Grand Rapids to the 40s at Lake Michigan.
The cold air roars back for the weekend as a strong storm moves in to give Lower Michigan windy cold days with rain and (especially to the north of Grand Rapids) the possibility of significant freezing rain (central Lower MI) and snow (northern Lower MI).
Thursday is the opening of the Binder Park Zoo. It should be a good day, dry with afternoon temperatures up in the 60s.
It should also be a good day to take in a ballgame. The Whitecaps play at Noon and it should be partly sunny and about 60°. With a cold and wet pattern, Thursday will be one of the best this month at the ballpark.