Happy World Meteorological Day!
It was on this date in 1950 that the World Meteorological Organization developed as a specialized agency within the United Nations. WMO does great good, such as natural disaster reduction efforts through better warning systems, standardization of international meteorological equipment and observations, and of course climate change research.
Several years ago I had the privilege of visiting WMO headquarters in Geneva and interviewing the Secretary General in his office, and it is amazing what WMO has accomplished over the past seven decades.
A little closer to home, although we’ll have more cloud cover on Tuesday than we’ve seen in the last three days combined, we’ll still get at least partial sun at times, and the unusually warm air mass is still with us. As such, today’s highs will hit the mid to upper 60s. However, we will have a southeast wind at 8-13 mph and as those on the east side know, that early spring breeze keeps them much cooler coming from the cold waters of the Great Lakes.
Tuesday sunrise is 7:31 am Sunset is 7:49 pm
Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. The amount of rain will be light and will not affect the moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions experienced in much of southeast Michigan (Metro Airport has only received 0.03 inches of rain so far this month). The lows will be near 50 degrees, which is our average HIGH at this time of year. The southeast wind continues, 5-10 mph.
Scattered showers will end on Wednesday morning, and then it will turn partly cloudy and windy. A stray rain or thunderstorm north of M-59 and west of I-75 can’t be completely ruled out, but most of us should stay dry on Wednesday afternoon. The highs will be near 70 degrees.
Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with lows in the upper 40s.
It turns cloudy on Thursday and the rain develops in the late afternoon. The highs will be in the low 60s.
Rain reigns Thursday night – this will be the good rain we desperately need, with an inch of water possible. The lows will be in the low 40s.
The rain ends on Friday afternoon and it will be windy. The highs will be in the low 50s.
It will become mostly clear on Friday night, with lows in the mid-30s.
Starting on Saturday it will be partly cloudy, then it will become mostly cloudy. There is a small possibility to shower on Saturday night. The highs will be in the low 50s.
Rains are likely Saturday night through at least the first half of Sunday, with highs nearing 50 degrees.
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