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Rainfall from the remnants of Irma will be meager at best with a couple hundredths of an inch of precipitation mainly south of Grand Rapids as the system begins to move towards the northeast. Otherwise high pressure and above normal temperatures will dominate our weather through the coming weekend.
Fall is fast approaching (September 22) – the maple trees and burning bushes are starting to change. With the dry summer we have had we should have a slightly earlier color change this year but you will probably see the leaves fall a lot quicker. I have noticed a lot of the ornamental trees are already dropping their leaves. My maples are dropping leaves which haven’t changed yet.
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Will maintain low chance pops today and tonight for a few showers south of a MKG to MOP line as guidance depicts a narrow band or two of mid level fgen related forcing pivoting nwwd around north side of approaching upper low. Overall this system looks quite weak though, and most areas will remain dry.
The upper low moves to near IND by 00Z tonight then heads ene from there, reaching PA on Thursday. Height rises take place behind it, with a upper ridge rebuilding over Michigan Thursday- Friday and holding into the coming weekend.
Look for any lingering clouds south and east of GRR to pull away on Thursday then mainly clear skies after that. Still a patchy ground fog risk at night as sfc winds remain light/calm. High temperatures are tricky today since extent/persistence of cloud cover is questionable. Will have lower 70s for highs along I-94 where thicker/lower cloud cover is anticipated and upper 70s northwest of GRR where considerable sunshine is still expected. All areas should be around 80 Thursday and Friday. .
Fair and unseasonably warm weather will continue through most of the long range forecast period. An upper level ridge will continue to bring fair wx Friday night through Saturday and persistent southerly flow waa will help to boost max temps into the upper 70`s to lower 80`s this weekend. A weak front will bring a chance for a few rain showers Sunday afternoon through Sunday night into Monday. A surface high pressure ridge will then build in to bring fair wx for the early to middle portion of next week. High temperatures will continue to reach well into the 70`s to near 80 degrees through then.