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Thunderstorms Rumbled Our Thursday Afternoon - Mid Michigan

By: chatcat, 1:04 PM GMT on June 28, 2013

It was an interesting afternoon as small cells of thunderstorms formed over the Alma/Ithaca areas late Thursday, and moved in a southeasterly direction as they continued to grow. For our area, it was intermittent thundershowers. But areas to our north (Saginaw) got the heaviest rain with a lot of street flooding. As they continued to grow, by the time they reached the greater Detroit area, they were quite powerful. I haven't heard of too much wind damage but very intense thunder and lightning. It brought back memories of my childhood in Oakland County where we would get 2-3 of these types of storms every summer. Here, where I live now, we never get them. I gotta admit that I miss them even though they scared me to death when I was a kid. My daughter, who lives in Mt. Clemens, posted on Facebook that it was scary. Looking at the radar now, I see storms forming in that same area and moving to the southeast. But temps today are expected to remain in the 70s, so I don't think that these will be nearly as strong. Regardless, we certainly don't need any more rain.


Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms until noon, then showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows 58 to 62. Light winds from the north. Chance of rain 70%.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of light showers. Highs 72 to 76. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night: Partial clearing with lows in the upper 50s. North winds from 5 to 15 mph.


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Updated: 1:05 PM GMT on June 28, 2013


Should Be A Nice Day in Mid Michigan, But More Rain on the Way

By: chatcat, 12:42 PM GMT on June 11, 2013

We had showers most of Monday morning but the rain ended by early afternoon and it wasn't too bad of a day. I did get some gardening done and a few more plants bought. Today is expected to be quite nice once the fog and clouds burn off, and temps should reach 80F. Then more heavy rain is in the forecast. There just seems to be no end to it this year although the mosquitoes are loving it. We can't walk outdoors without an air attack. But on the good side, everything is so lush and green.

Right now (8:15 AM EDT), our temp is 65.7F, the humidity is 95% and skies are overcast. Winds are from the west at 3 mph and we received 0.31" of rain yesterday. Our overnight low was 63F after a high yesterday of 76F. It felt much warmer than that with the high humidity. The barometer is 29.87" and steady and the dew point is 62F.


Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Wednesday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 59. East northeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. North northeast wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Updated: 12:46 PM GMT on June 11, 2013


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