Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011
Michigan has been very lucky this year to have had a fall season such as it was. Since September, the temperatures have been above normal with very few wet, dreary days. Certainly, there were sone, but nothing like what we have experienced in past years.
Each time there would be a warming trend, Michiganders expected it to be the last of the season. But then after a few wet, cold days, another would come into play and there would be another round of warm, sunny weather. How lucky we were. But now it appears that autumn’s wonderful weather is really ending and we must prepare for reality.
Yesterday was mostly sunny but a bit on the breezy side. Our high temperature made it up to 61F and it was almost comfortable without a jacket. The warm temps continued well overnight and by 8 a.m this morning, our temperature was still at 56F. There had been almost a quarter inch of rain overnight but temps were mild. The thermometer has been on the slide since then. Besides being dark, dreary and wet, it has continually been getting colder. There is even a mention of snow in tonight’s forecast.
But what can we expect over the next week? Unfortunately, there are no more mild temperatures in the forecast and snow is mentioned for a few nights. Tomorrow’s weather will be a continuation of what we have today with a high temperature of 43F expected. Skies will be cloudy with just a slight possibility that the sun could make a showing in the afternoon. Overnight lows will dip to near freezing, and snow showers could occur. However, no accumulation is expected.
On Tuesday, there is a 90% chance of rain and it will be quite blustery. Highs will reach near 40F and winds will range from 10 to15 mph. with gusts as high as 28 mph. Overnight lows will range from the mid to upper 20s.
Wednesday through Friday will have variable cloudiness and a a few snow showers possible. No accumulations are expected. Highs will be only in the low to mid 30s with lows dipping into the mid 20s.
Saturday will be mostly sunny but there will be no recovery in the temperatures. Highs will only be in the upper 30s and lows around 22F.
Unlike previous weeks, there are no warm fronts perched on our doorstep, so it appears that the cold air is here to stay. At least there are no storms knocking on our doors such as in other parts of the country. So dig out the warm coats and enjoy the season that is at hand.
Weather or not, have a great week!