Since April 1st, Grand Rapids temperature has been 4 degrees cooler than average. The average high temperature is up to 67 now (as of 5/7). A big pattern change is coming and we’re going to see temperatures in the 70s and 80s next week.

Up top is the 8-14 Day Temperature Outlook for May 12-18. Warmer than average weather is expected over much of the eastern half of the country, including here in the Great Lakes. This will be a significant push of warm air from the Deep South.

8-14 day rainfall outlook for May 12-18

Here’s the rainfall outlook for May 12-18, showing near to a bit below average rainfall for Lower Michigan. We could use some drier weather to get the fields dried out and ready for tilling and planting and to get area rivers down closer to average levels.

Grand River at Ionia
Grand River at Ionia
Weather Graphic from the Gaylord NWS. This is the 6-10 Day Outlook for Monday-Thursday of next week.
Graphic from the Northern Indiana NWS

ALSO: Crowell, Texas tornado “eats” a wind turbine. “Dust tornado“. I guess so. While we get warm, it’s chilly and damp in the Pacific Northwest. Pretty spring flowers. Pretty starry sky in Ireland. Florida sunset. Ka-Boom! Tornado picking up red clay.