Staying mild Wednesday, scattered rain chances last into Thursday morning
SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - Warm and bright conditions have carried through the very beginning of the spring season! We’ll stay mild today but we are expecting more clouds than the last few days. Some scattered light showers will develop this evening and tonight, lasting into Thursday morning too.
A southerly wind today has already helped to elevate temperatures quite quick! Most will land in the upper 40s today, but even 50 degrees will be possible in our southern row of counties. Up north, lower to middle 40s are most likely as that southerly wind picks up to 5 to 15 mph with 20 mph gusts.
The best chance for rain today starts this evening. It will be a lighter rain moving in from the south. This will be after-dark so the daylight hours will stay dry.
That scattered rain continues overnight. The most consistent rainfall will be in our southern counties, our northern counties see activity a little more on-and-off through this time period. This will be all rain overnight so there’s no worry of icy or snowy roads.
Lows tonight fall to around 40 degrees, though our northern counties will be a couple of degrees colder. The wind will be light and variable so wind chills will not be a factor on Thursday morning.
Scattered rain showers will still continue on Thursday morning, with the best chance in our southern locations too. By midday that rain will wrap up leaving drier weather for the afternoon. We could even see some clouds breaking up during the afternoon leading to some peeks of sun to close out the day!
Rain totals when everything wraps up will be between 0.1″ and 0.4″. The highest totals will be to the south where that rain is more consistent. This will be beneficial for our southern counties where we technically still have moderate drought conditions.
Saturday Wet Weather
We’re keeping an eye on the chance for rain and snow on Saturday. It’s likely we see wet weather, the big question is the timing of rain and snow, and where that exactly lines up across Mid-Michigan. If we do see any snow, keep in mind that the ground has warmed up due to the temperatures we’ve had recently. This will cause initial melting of any snow that does fall and will surely work against seeing any major accumulations. Stay right here for updates regarding this potential on Saturday as we keep you updated!
Highs in the 40s continue into the weekend and next week, take a look in your full TV5 First Alert 7-Day Forecast!
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