Michigan Enjoys Sunshine and Warmer Temperatures, Showers Expected Later
May 10, 2023 – The Storm Team 8 forecast on News 8 Daybreak brings good news for Michigan residents.
Yesterday, the state experienced a beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures reaching the 70s in most inland areas.
Today promises to be even warmer, with sunshine expected from start to finish.
As we look over East Grand Rapids, the skies are beginning to brighten in the distance.
The current temperatures are in the 40s, so a light jacket or sweatshirt may be necessary early in the day.
However, for the most part, shorts and short-sleeve shirts will be sufficient attire as the day progresses.
Although a few high clouds may drift through, sunshine will dominate the skies.
Yesterday, Grand Rapids reached a high of 73 degrees, which is 6 degrees warmer than the average.
Kalamazoo also experienced a temperature of 74 degrees, 6 degrees above the average.
Today’s forecast calls for sunny and warmer conditions, but scattered showers are expected at times starting from Friday through Sunday.
While many hours over the weekend will be dry, it’s important to note that some active weather is likely to move through the region.
Next week, temperatures may be a little below average, and even cooler air is expected in the following week.
However, for today, temperatures will reach the mid-70s, with a high of 80 degrees forecasted for tomorrow.
Even with the introduction of a few shower chances and increased cloud cover, temperatures will remain above average on Friday and Saturday.
Rain chances will begin to increase starting Friday, with a few isolated rain showers possible on Saturday and throughout Sunday.
Sunday will mark a transition day with cooler air settling in.
However, dry weather and sunshine should return by Monday.
High pressure will be in control of the weather pattern, bringing southerly winds and ensuring pleasant temperatures.
While active weather with moisture is present southwest of Michigan, it is expected to roll in starting Friday, bringing occasional showers.
Drivers should be cautious about ongoing roadwork in downtown Grand Rapids, as it caused significant problems and backups yesterday.
Today, there will be a single lane closure westbound on I-196 from Market to 28th Street Wilson, causing potential delays between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.
The closure will also be in place on Friday from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Another road closure to watch out for is the double lane closure of southbound US-131 between Ann Street and the I-196 interchange.
This closure is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM today, so it’s advisable to seek alternative routes if traveling south along US-131 during that time.
In other news, job seekers in Michigan’s education sector may find opportunities today.
For more updates, stay tuned to News 8.
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