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Rainy Tuesday, Then a Fair End to the Week:

The main topic for today is wet weather on Tuesday and temperatures running below normal for much of this week. For the first week of May, normal highs are in the mid-60s and every day of the next 7, except for Mother’s Day, is below that. Highs will be in the 50s to lower-60s over the next 6 days. On Sunday for Mother’s Day, we should be able to climb into the middle and upper-60s with some sunshine. If you’re looking for some good news early and well ahead of time, it looks like Sunday will be a great day to spend outside to celebrate your mom. It’s never too early to be looking forward to the weekend, right? Fire up those grills and soak up some sunshine, flowers, and mom time.

Although low temperatures are forecast to drop into the 30s on a few different mornings this week, no hard freezes are anticipated. The coldest morning is expected to be Thursday when mid-30s are possible, so there may be a frost. Either way, there is no significant cold that would harm fruit trees. It looks like we’ll transition to above normal temperatures for the middle of May, followed by colder than normal air returning for the third week of May. It is difficult to tell for sure if this cold will be strong enough to cause a frost/freeze setup, but I would remain aware around May 20th (give or take a few days) if you have agricultural interests or have flowers outside. The reason being, if there is a frost/freeze risk during the month of May, this is likely the main timeframe it could occur within. We’ll have time to review this risk next week and the following week, so we’ll keep you updated on these risks going forward.

Here is how we have the central MI 7-Day Forecast lined up for this week:

Today will be a generally cloudy day with an isolated shower not out of the question. Highs will be generally in the mid-50s. We will see some rain move in tonight and throughout much of the day on Tuesday. Lows tonight will be in the low-40s and only climb to around 50 on Tuesday. We may see a few showers early Tuesday night, but the rain will gradually come to an end as we see lows drop to about 40. Wednesday through Saturday, we will see partly cloudy skies each day with highs in the upper-50s Wednesday and Thursday, around 60 on Friday and low-60s on Saturday. Lows are expected to be in the mid-30s all four nights. By Mother's Day, we will see mostly sunny skies return to the region as temperatures climb into the upper-60s.

Mid-Mitten Weather View’s Mission is to serve people by providing timely information to help keep them safe and make decisions based on the weather. We are a combined group of degreed meteorologists who have graduated from CMU and current student forecasters from the University. We look forward to catching you back here next week for another weekly 7-Day forecast update.

-Weather Report by CMU Student Forecasters Isaac Cleland and Ethan Foreman

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