*Scattered Showers This Afternoon and Evening
*Light Rain and Mixed Showers Friday Morning
*Plenty of Sunshine Saturday
A Flood Warning is in effect for the Muskegon River at Newaygo from this evening until Saturday Afternoon. At 8:45 am Thursday, the stage of the river was 10.9 feet. The flood stage is 11.0 feet. Due to the rain showers expected this afternoon and evening, the river is expected to reach 11.1 feet by early Friday.
A Flood Warning is in effect for the Muskegon River at Bridgeton from late tonight until Saturday Evening. At 9:00 am Thursday, the stage of the river was 12.9 feet. The flood stage is 13.0 feet. Due to the rain showers expected this afternoon and evening, the river is expected to reach 13.2 feet by early Friday afternoon.
This Afternoon: Keep your rain gear handy, Northern Michigan. Overall soggy conditions will last through the day, with the majority of rain showers staying in the Lower Peninsula. We can’t rule out a few rumbles of thunder through the Central Lower. The Eastern U.P. can expect a few hit-or-miss showers through the day. Winds will start out of the Southwest, but turn Northwest by this evening at 5-15mph. Temperatures fall through the day, settling in the upper 30s to upper 50s by this afternoon.
Tonight: Temperatures fall into the low 30s to low 40s tonight and into Friday morning, which means any lingering rain showers will also mix with some snow in spots. Winds will be out of the North/Northwest at 5-15mph.
Friday & Easter Weekend: Skies will be mostly cloudy for the majority of the Lower Peninsula with some light rain and drizzle to start your Friday! The U.P. and Tip of the Mitt will see a good amount of sunshine to end the week. Highs will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s. Mostly to partly sunny skies return on Saturday, with a chance for some rain showers East of I-75 near Lake Huron. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 60s. Easter Sunday looks partly to mostly cloudy, as we will have a chance for some more light rain. Highs range between the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Next Week: Your work week starts off cloudy on Monday, with a chance for some light rain in spots. Highs stay in the low 50s to low 60s. Clouds hang around on Tuesday, with a chance for some showers in the afternoon and evening. Highs drop into the lower to upper 50s. Wednesday brings scattered showers and storms to the Lower Peninsula. Highs will be in the low 50s to low 60s.
-Meteorologist Haleigh Vaughn
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Year to Date Snowfall: Season to Date/Departure from Normal
Sault Ste. Marie: 145.1″/+26.8″
Traverse City: 114.6″/ +13.9″
Houghton Lake: 76.7″/ +10.9″
West Branch: 76.3″/ +26.5″