Saturday brought unseasonably cold and wet weather to West Michigan.
Showers began moving through the area in the early morning hours and persisted for much of the day. By 11:59 p.m., much of the area saw well over an inch of rain. Grand Rapids broke the previous Aug. 13 rainfall record of 1.80″ in 1994. Pentwater made the top of the list with 3.59″ of rain.
Not only was it a wet and dreary day, but temperatures were also well below normal. The average high temperature for Aug. 13 is 81°. Grand Rapids once again shattered the previous coldest high-temperature record with a high of 62°. Battle Creek, Muskegon, Lansing and Holland all managed to do the same.
Lingering showers will continue for much of Sunday morning, especially for areas south of Grand Rapids. By the early afternoon, most areas will be dry. It will once again be a brisk day with highs in the low 70s under cloudy skies. The 62° reading in Grand Rapids was the coolest high temperature in August since 2015.
High temperatures Sunday were about 10° cooler than average. Sunshine and warmer temperatures will return Monday afternoon. West Michigan should stay dry through at least Friday.