Ready for 70 Monday, then Halloween shivers?

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WEST MICHIGAN – Believe it or not, most of West Michigan will make a run on Monday at 70 degrees or better as a strong push of warmer air arrives from the south. That said, enjoy it. It will be quite brief!

The warmer air won’t come without the possibility of some rain showers, especially Monday night in to Tuesday morning. There may even be a rumble or two of thunder, but severe weather is NOT likely. Our warmest temperatures on Tuesday will likely occur around or at midnight, then fall throughout the day behind a cold front that will slip through the area in the morning. The front is what will spark the showers.

Highs on Wednesday and Thursday will be a degree or two on either side of 50, but a stronger push of colder air will arrive in time for Halloween, with at least a few lake effect or lake enhanced rain showers possible. It’s also possible that a few wet snow flakes mix in, too. Temperatures at or around trick-or-treat time Friday evening are only expected to be in the upper 30s to near 40. Make sure the ghosts and goblins bundle up!

There are indications in the longer range forecast models that we will warm back up again next week, but that could change, so make sure to stay up to date on later forecasts. Of course, by that time we’ll already be in to the month of November.

And don’t forget: The time change occurs next weekend, Saturday night after Halloween. That means darkness will occur just after 6:00 p.m. The days continue to grow shorter.

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The attached photo was submitted by Joe Gee of Muskegon. Beautiful shot, Joe! Have a pleasant week!

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