A big pattern change has come to our weather. The persistant upper high pressure ridge that brought hot temperatures much of this summer has been replaced by an upper low and this will mean rain, wind and temperatures only in the 60s today. The rain should help ease the drought conditions, but should not be heavy enough to cause flooding...except for some localized urban and small steam flooding where heavy downpours persist, especially across Montcalm, Gratiot and Isabella Counties.
Conditions on Lake Michigan will be hazardous to swimmers and boaters through Saturday as north to northeast winds ramp up tonight and persist through Saturday morning. Swimmers should avoid Lake Michigan today and Saturday. Conditions should improve by Sunday.
You can use the links below to track the rain and clouds across the Great Lakes region.