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Thunderstorm Activity Possible This Weekend

There is still some planting that needs done, so we bring you now our final Planting Weather Forecast of the year with Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin brought to you by Seed Genetics Direct, find them online at seedgeneticsdirect.com to learn how this family-owned seed company will work directly with you to meet your corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa, and herbicide needs.

Martin’s forecast calls for mostly dry weather today across Michigan, but rain will move in over the weekend.

“We see clouds building late Saturday afternoon and evening and then rain and thunderstorm activity moves across all of Lower Michigan overnight Saturday night through Sunday mid to late afternoon. Right now, I’m looking for anywhere from a quarter to one inch of moisture with coverage at 90 percent of Lower Michigan. Probably only 30 percent coverage of smaller rain totals in the UP.”

Martin says we should be dry to start the week Monday, but overnight Monday night into Tuesday will bring a good round of thunderstorms as a warm front lifts into the area.

“That warm front holds back some significant temperature differences for the rest of next week, but strong to severe weather is possible. I think we could see thunderstorms anywhere from a half to maybe two inches mostly over the northern half of Lower Michigan, including the northern tip of The Thumb, and then most of the UP getting that as well.”

Martin mentioned those temperatures the rest of the week. He says, “From Tuesday forward, we’re looking at temperatures well above normal, a good 10 degrees or more above average on the whole. We’re looking at very little heat-based instability. If there’s a time we need to keep an eye out, it would be late Thursday afternoon maybe in southeast Michigan and then again next Saturday night into early Sunday, but most of the instability settles farther south. We could be looking at almost a weeklong dry period here over Michigan.”

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