For a majority of the day, Ryan Martin, chief meteorologist of Michigan Ag Today, is forecasting sunshine before clouds increase into the afternoon, bringing showers to western Michigan around sunset.
“The moisture continues to spread across the state overnight, I’m looking at showers and thunderstorms—some of the storms could be strong,” he said. “I would say you have to keep an eye out for severe weather in southern Michigan.”
Martin is forecasting between .25 to 1.25 inches of rain covering 90 percent of the state once the rain stops midday on Saturday. That moisture will shift further to the south through the remainder of Saturday and into Sunday before the skies clear for the next week and into the July 4th weekend.
“Plenty of sunshine and blue sky,” said Martin. “We see a very active band of moisture setting up to our west, basically draw a line from northern Minnesota and take it to central Kentucky, eastern Tennessee. Along that line you’ll see showers pop up over and over, but not far enough east to make it to Michigan.”