There is a dense fog advisory for most of the state until 9am – not to bad down here in the valley at this time. I had one of those I wish I had my smartphone out moments heading to work yesterday. There is a spot on 114th avenue in Allegan I drive by every weekday morning where there are wild turkeys in a yard quite often – yesterday morning there were around ten turkeys with a young deer right in the midst of them neither seemed bothered by the other. Maybe the turkeys had adopted him 😛
On this day in weather history:
1928: Tornadoes struck across Lower Michigan. A tornado hit in Mason County south of Scottville damaging at least three homes and injuring two people. The roof of one home was carried over a mile. Another tornado destroyed several barns, killing cattle about 2 miles south of Cedar Springs in Kent County. What may have been a tornado took part of the roof off a factory and warehouse in Grand Rapids.
2008: Ten days after the the remnants of Hurricane Gustav drenched southern Lower Michigan, the remnants of Hurricane Ike brought another round of heavy rain. From 3 to 6 inches of rain caused flooding, with some road washouts
Areas of dense fog will lift this morning and high pressure will bring fair weather through the end of the week. The next chance for rain will be on Sunday afternoon as a cold front approaches. Getting rather dry around here – we have had .53 of an inch of rain here at the weather center thus far in September. This dry trend will last at least until towards the end of the month. Below is the CFSv2 temperature model running through mid October showing pretty much above normal temperatures through the period.
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We have issued a dense fog advisory until 9 am for the southern half of the forecast area as a few sites have already dropped to one quarter mile visibility and fog should become more widespread through daybreak. Fog may return once again after midnight. Otherwise, no weather impacts in the near term as sfc and upper ridging dominate the scene across the Great Lakes. Superblend maxes looked too low for today and were adjusted up a couple degrees. Min temps look reasonable. .
Unseasonably warm weather will continue through the long range forecast period. Fair weather will continue Saturday night into Sunday. A weak cold front will bring potential for a few rain showers from late Sunday and Sunday night into Monday.
It will remain mild behind this system for early to mid next week. High temperatures will reach well into the 70`s Monday and Tuesday and into the upper 70`s to lower 80`s by Wednesday with fair weather as another high pressure ridge builds in. In fact the unseasonably warm weather will continue late in the week.