JR’s Thursday Night Weather Report
Thanksgiving Day was a gray one across Mid-Michigan. Despite the noticeable lack of sunshine, temperatures moved into the middle, to upper 40s. Our “normal” high temperature is now 42-degrees. Our Thanksgiving cloud cover will hold through Thanksgiving night, and there will be a chance of a little bit of fog and mist for the late-night period. Temperatures through the wee hours of our Friday will settle into the middle 30s.
“Black Friday” will begin on a gray note. A pretty solid deck of clouds will greet early-morning shoppers. The trend for the afternoon will be for the clouds to begin to break-up a little bit. So, there will be a chance of ending the day with a little bit of sunshine. High temperatures for the day will be pretty close to, if not a skosh above, normal. The clouds will continue to move out of our area Friday night. This should set the stage for a brighter weekend.
The weekend is looking pretty good! Any lingering clouds Saturday morning should move out for the afternoon. So, with a good bit of sunshine and a light breeze from the west to southwest, temperatures will top-out a little bit above average. Sunday should turn out to be a little bit warmer. Bright sunshine in the morning will give way to increasing cloudiness during the afternoon as a pretty strong storm system makes a move from the south, toward the eastern lakes.
The first of next week will feature major weather changes. A strong storm centered just to our east will support a strong wind in off of Lake Huron for Monday and Tuesday, resulting in significant lakeshore flooding. That onshore wind will also drive our temperatures back down into the 30s. A wet snow, or a rain/snow mix will be likely at the same time. There will also be a chance for some snow squalls to develop off of Lake Huron. All-in-all, it is a storm system we will be keeping a close eye on. It is likely to dominate our weather picture through Wednesday as well. - JR