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Summer-Like Start to the Week, Wet on Wednesday

Late October or Late June? As you begin the work week Monday, it certainly won’t feel like late October in Mid-Michigan. An unusually strong ridge is set to keep the warmth coming. Today, we are expected to reach into the mid-70s for a high. Overnight lows will only drop down to the mid-50s. For context, that is about where we’d expect our daytime highs to be on average this time of year. Look for a chance at a few spotty showers during your morning commute, clearing up by noon. Tuesday brings more of the same temperature wise as we are expected to warm into the lower-70s once again. You’ll want to make sure to have your umbrella handy Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday looks to be a wet period, with persistent showers expected as a Low Pressure system makes its way in from the southwest. When all is said and done, Mt. Pleasant may pick up nearly an inch of rain by Wednesday evening, before we begin to see some clearing. Shown below is the rainfall forecast from the Weather Prediction Center late Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening:

While Wednesday will be a day to bring out the umbrella, it also will be a day for layers. If you’re not a fan of “summer in October”, you’re in luck! Temperatures this week will have a bit of something for everyone. Tuesday into Wednesday a cold front associated with the mid-week low pressure system will make our temperatures seasonable again. This will significantly drop temperatures throughout the day on Wednesday, bringing us down from near 50 at daybreak down to 35-40 degree range overnight. On Thursday, high pressure begins to build, bringing us welcome sunshine as our highs sit more seasonably in the low to mid 50s.

Friday through next weekend will be much more typical for late October, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s. Mainly dry weather is also anticipated under Partly to Mostly Cloudy skies. There is some model disagreement for Sunday and next Monday involving a chance for rain, so we’ll need to keep an eye on this as Halloween approaches. Here is your latest Mid-Mitten 7-Day Forecast showing 2 more days of 70s before we return to normal late October weather with highs in the 50s:

Mt. Pleasant Almanac for This Week:

Almanac Information is a way to look at normal and record high and low temperatures for this time of year. The normal temperatures are based on the 30-year average high and low for that date between 1991 and 2020. For example, if you take the high temperature for every October 24th between 1991 and 2020 and calculate the average of all 30 values, the result would be 56. Therefore, the normal high for today is 56°. Record high and low temperature data goes back to 1895. Sunrise and sunset data is also provided. All information is valid for Mount Pleasant.

October 24th

Normal High/Low: 56°/38°

Record High: 82° 1899

Record Low: 19° 1907

Sunrise: 8:05AM

Sunset: 6:41PM

October 25th

Normal High/Low: 56°/38°

Record High: 80° 1899

Record Low: 17° 1933

Sunrise: 8:06AM

Sunset: 6:40PM

October 26th

Normal High/Low: 55°/37°

Record High: 80° 1899

Record Low: 13° 1907

Sunrise: 8:07AM

Sunset: 6:38PM

October 27th

Normal High/Low: 55°/37°

Record High: 78° 1899

Record Low: 17° 1936

Sunrise: 8:08AM

Sunset: 6:37PM

October 28th

Normal High/Low: 55°/37°

Record High: 72° 1984

Record Low: 14° 1925

Sunrise: 8:10AM

Sunset: 6:35PM

October 29th

Normal High/Low: 54°/36°

Record High: 76° 1901

Record Low: 17° 1925

Sunrise: 8:11AM

Sunset: 6:34PM

October 30th

Normal High/Low: 54°/36°

Record High: 77° 1950

Record Low: 16° 1925

Sunrise: 8:12AM

Sunset: 6:33PM

Mid-Mitten Weather View’s Mission is to serve people by providing timely information to help keep you safe and make decisions based on the weather. We are passionate about educating both our forecasters and our followers about how weather forecasting works and how we can be best prepared when impactful weather threatens. Our team consists of both CMU alumni degreed meteorologists and current student forecasters from the University. For daily updates, we welcome you to check out our Facebook Page! We look forward to catching you back here next week for another weekly 7-Day forecast update.

-Weather Forecast by CMU Student Forecasters Isaac Cleland and John Jones

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