Michigan’s weekend weather is the beginning of the finish… of hot and humid weather
We’ll be in a weather pattern change this weekend and early next week. This is how the changeover will affect our weekend weather.
My headline is: “The beginning of the end of hot and humid weather. It will be a temporary four day break from the hot and humid weather we have experienced in the last week or so. The gradual shift to cooler weather begins with a cooling front that comes through Saturday.
When we go from hot and humid to cooler it usually means a thunderstorm or two. We could safely use it anywhere in Michigan. One of these thunderstorm periods could occur on Saturday, especially in the afternoon.
Here is the radar forecast for Saturday 8 a.m. to Sunday 8 p.m.
It’s definitely not raining all day in Michigan this weekend. It’s your classic summer pattern with a few hours of thunderstorms in each location. The most numerous thunderstorms will occur in northern Michigan and come on Saturday afternoons and evenings.
Sunday could be a completely dry day, and the next cold front comes through Sunday night or Monday morning. After that wind rotation line blows, temperatures and humidity will drop dramatically Monday through Wednesday.
So this weekend is still pretty summery. In fact, I would still call it hot and humid in southern Michigan.
First, below is the total precipitation forecast for Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday morning begins with pleasant summer temperatures.
Saturday afternoon will definitely be very warm in the southern half of Lower Michigan, with temperatures in the upper 80s. Northern Michigan will generally be in its lower 80s.
On Sunday the temperatures are a few degrees cooler than on Saturday. Southern Michigan will be warm well into the 1980s, while Traverse City and Northern Michigan will only move toward 80 degrees.
By Tuesday, the cooler air with temperatures in the 70s will have prevailed.
It should be a decent boating weekend, keeping in mind that on Saturdays you need to keep an eye on the sky during thunderstorms. On Saturday only a light wind blows. The exception might be Saginaw Bay, which could have a northeast wind of 10 miles per hour. It’s not a terrible wind at Saginaw Bay, but it comes from a direction that hits some waves.
On Sunday a northwest wind blows, but not really strong.
I am giving four out of five stars this weekend. For rain and thunderstorms, we even have to give stars that we urgently need right now.