Weather expected to cooperate as Tulip Time begins

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — While early May can bring a wide variety of weather conditions, it looks like this year will see seasonal temperatures and only a few chances for rain as Holland’s famous Tulip Time festival kicks off this weekend.

If you’re getting an early start to the festivities Friday, be prepared for some chilly temperatures. A cold front will slide through early Friday morning and limit high temperatures to the low 50s.

A few morning clouds will give way to sunny skies during the afternoon, but winds will increase to 15 mph to 20 mph from the northwest. For those going to the carnival in the Civic Center Lot Friday evening, look for temperatures to slide back into the mid-40s. 

Saturday morning will be cold with temperatures just above the freezing mark. If you are out in Holland early enough Saturday the tulips will be in a closed mode.

Windy conditions will persist for the rest of Saturday, but it will be an otherwise pleasant day. Temperatures will reach the low or mid-60s in Holland and skies will be partly sunny. Winds will increase from the southwest at 15 mph to 30 mph and gusts could peak near 40 mph. There is a small chance of seeing rain showers through the day, and strong winds will be possible in any showers that develop.

Sunday will likely be the warmest day of Tulip Time. Wind speeds will be calmer than Saturday and temperatures will climb to around 70 degrees. There will be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm but much of the day will be dry.

Rain will move back in on Monday. The morning and early afternoon will have the best chance of rain with some drying out possible by the evening. Temperatures will be in the low 60s during the afternoon and skies will remain mostly cloudy. 

The rest of the week will feature high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s and partial sunshine. Only a few isolated chances for rain are expected through midweek.

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