Minor moisture will make its way across Michigan on Thursday, but MAT Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says the biggest chance will be Friday with a system tracking across the Dakotas.
“Through Friday and very early Saturday morning, you can look for anywhere from a quarter to 1.5 inches of rain across all of Michigan,” he said. “This is going to be a solid rain event.”
However, Martin doesn’t know how far south the system will extend.
“Parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio may get by with next to nothing out of this, which is not what they want,” he said. “We’ve got to count our blessings—we’re sitting pretty good here in Michigan.”
Through the weekend into Monday, Martin is forecasting dry weather. Tuesday might bring some hit and miss moisture.
“As we go through Wednesday and Thursday, also seeing limited moisture—the best chance is probably coming on Thursday with a few hundredths to a few tenths,” he said. “Basically, it comes down to this weekend system. It’s got to hit us good because we have nothing more than that over the rest of the 10-day period.”