The warmer, dry weather won’t be lasting for too much longer. According to Michigan Ag Today chief meteorologist Ryan Martin, Wednesday morning will start on the cold side before temperatures warm in the afternoon from warm southernly air. More of the same sunny, dry conditions should be expected Thursday and Friday.
“Friday afternoon, you’re going to start to see cold air sag southward across northern Michigan, eventually taking control of the whole area,” he said. “We are going to stay dry in Michigan on Saturday—there’s some moisture that pops up down to the south—but on Sunday, we do see scattered precipitation lifting into the state.”
Martin says that precipitation will mostly stay between Grand Haven and Bad Axe and will stay south and east of that line.
“Liquid precipitation totals anywhere from a few hundredths to a half inch with the biggest areas coming into the Thumb,” he said.
That round of precipitation will be followed with a cold start to the week and plenty of clouds. By Wednesday, more moisture will be making its way through the state.
“I’m liking rain and sloppy wet snowflakes—liquid equivalencies will be up to a half inch across 90 percent of Michigan,” said Martin. “We’ll follow that with a Thanksgiving Day that starts dry, but I’m concerned about moisture trying to come back overnight Thursday into Friday.”