EARLY MORNING
Scattered Light Showers, Wet Roads
LOW: 41
WIND: SE-E 10-15 mph

SUNRISE 6:45 a.m.
SUNSET  8:36 p.m.

WHAT WE’RE TRACKING
Becoming Partly Sunny Later This Afternoon
Mostly Dry Weekend
Wet and Cool Pattern for the Middle of Next Week

EARLY MORNING:  Mostly light rain showers for the early morning.  Roads will be wet.  Lows will reach the low 40s.  Winds will be brisk out of the southeast at 10-15 mph.

LATER TODAY:  A few showers may linger into mid-morning, but much of the midday and afternoon will be dry.  It will be a breezy day with a little afternoon sun peaking through.  The temperature may reach 60° east of US 131, if we can manage a little sunshine in the afternoon, but a brisk, west wind will keep it around 45°-50° near Lake Michigan.

WEEKEND OUTLOOK:  The weekend will be mostly dry, a little breezy at times and cool with temperatures in the low-mid 50s.  There is about a 30% chance of a light shower Sunday, but most areas will likely stay dry.  Highs over the weekend will be in the mid-upper 50s.

NEXT WEEK:  The pattern for next week looks wet and cool.  We’ll have a chance of showers on Monday, mainly late in the day and showers are likely Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly on Thursday as well.  Total rainfall next week may approach an inch in some places.  Winds will be mainly from the east and brisk at times with temperatures during the day only in the low-mid 50s (about 10° cooler than average for this time of year).

LONG-RANGE OUTOOK:  The cool pattern will likely linger into at least the first week of May.

**Check out Bill’s Blog for the latest Great Lakes water levels (going up) and an update on Great Lakes ice cover.  Also, more on the long-range pattern and a little on when to plant this spring.  He’s got the latest on when and where severe storms will occur in the U.S. into the weekend and more on our chilly pattern (ski areas open into May?! – some ice lingering on Lake Superior into mid-May?!).  Check it out on the blog.