I’m on the wake-up-at-2am-on-air-by-4am shift and… I ACTUALLY LIKE IT. When most people are taking their lunch break, I’m heading home. It's quite nice, once I move beyond the first 10 minutes of being awake which is truly awful. A small price to pay for an afternoon of freedom. Freedom to assist my wife in tending to our house full of small children, which let’s be honest is where the real work takes place.
I grew up in West Michigan (here’s looking at you Coopersville!) with three sisters and a brother, which yes, makes five of us + two parents = 7. This of course was a busy house and being in the middle of the bunch I seem to have developed a deep desire to keep the peace. So when you come at me with one of those "How does it feel to be a meteorologist? You get paid to be wrong!" comments, I will politely respond, "It feels great, thanks for watching." Now if you ask my little brother about my harmonious ways he might tell you about the time I pinned him down and punched him repeatedly, but having no memory of this myself, I’m not sure who we should believe.
Growing up half an hour from Lake Michigan was both the best and the worst. The summer is best for obvious reasons; incredible sunsets, gorgeous beaches, huge dunes, etc etc. But then! summer turns to fall turns to winter and lake effect snow hits you like a ton of bricks and doesn't let up for what feels like a year and a half. So while my heart yearns for the west side in the summer, I am thrilled to spend my winters three hours away.
Weather is fascinating and frustrating and wonderful. I’m blessed to work with the morning gang and thank you for watching!
Still a chance for showers or even a storm until 10AM
The overall threat remains a possibility as rain and storms build across the state.
The threat of severe weather has dropped slightly in Metro Detroit after heavy rain makers split off into the northeast and southwest sides of Michigan. But Metro Detroit could still see heavy rains between 1-3 inches - a potential problem for morning commuters.
Plan on mostly sunny skies today and morning temperatures in the 60s before heating up into the mid-80s by the afternoon. However, a storm developing out west could bring strong winds and heavy showers.
Storms are likely tonight with severe weather possible.
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The slow cooldown over the week starts today with high temperatures falling ever so slightly toward 87 degrees.
An isolated to scattered storm is possible, mainly this afternoon.
Michiganders will need to bear through another round of hot and muggy days this week before ending on a cooler note Friday.
The potential for showers and storms will return to the forecast Tuesday.