Areas north of I-96 should receive some hit and miss moisture on Thursday. Ryan Martin, chief meteorologist for Michigan Ag Today, said on the high end, those totals should reach a half inch maximum.
Moving into the Labor Day weekend, Martin is forecasting a sunny start on Friday with temperatures trying to move higher.
“Saturday and Sunday, partly to mostly sunny skies,” he said. “Sunday late afternoon through the evening, we’re going to be watching as a few scattered showers try and work through.”
These rain totals could hit two-thirds of an inch on the high end and should cover roughly 80 percent of the state overnight Sunday.
“Moving through Monday and Tuesday, we’re just outside the reach of some stronger thunderstorms that are going to try and rip through Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula,” said Martin. “I do think they’re going to be trying to work their way south and east sometime overnight Monday through Tuesday morning.”
Martin said the timing on the moisture is difficult because if the storm system decides to come through Monday night, that would be a big event. If the storm dissipates, it will take more time to work through.
“Either way, if the front can come through, we look for a significant change in temperature at midweek—much cooler air in for Wednesday, maybe early Thursday,” he said. “Then we turn around and warm things back up very quickly.”