Rainy start to the week, brighter and warmer late week

Meteorologist Mathieu Mondro has your Monday morning forecast.
Published: Sep. 26, 2022 at 5:13 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2022 at 2:02 PM EDT
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SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - Scattered shower activity continues into the start of this new workweek, so be sure to grab your rain gear as you’re heading out the door!

This activity should persist through Tuesday, by Wednesday we’ll begin to see drier conditions taking hold again with a slight warm up approaching the weekend!

Here’s the latest forecast!

Today (Monday)

If you’re heading out the door at any point today, be sure to track the rain with our Interactive Radar!

Scattered showers are expected to continue through today. It’s worth noting that it won’t rain every minute of the day, but showers should still be a common sight through the day. If you’re not experiencing the rain at certain points today, we can expect mostly cloudy skies.

Monday will see more shower activity moving from northwest to southeast.
Monday will see more shower activity moving from northwest to southeast.(WNEM)

Highs today will be cooler only managing the mid to upper 50s for many. A select few will be lucky to reach 60 closer to the lakeshore.

It’s also expected to be a breezy day with a northwest wind from 10-15 mph with gusts occasionally to 25-30 mph. The stronger wind also prompts higher waves heights on the Saginaw Bay, more details are in your Marine Forecast.

Monday will see temperatures staying in the 50s all day.
Monday will see temperatures staying in the 50s all day.(WNEM)

Evening & Tonight

A brief lull in shower activity can be expected late in the evening and the early portions of the overnight timeframe where showers become more isolated. However, scattered shower frequency is expected to pick back up again going into Tuesday morning.

Skies for everyone still remain partly to mostly cloudy going into tonight.

Lows tonight drop back into the mid and upper 40s. Winds will also stay brisk with a speed of 10-15 mph out of the northwest. Gusts could still reach near 25 mph at times.

Monday night will see everyone falling to the upper 40s.
Monday night will see everyone falling to the upper 40s.(WNEM)

Tuesday

With the low nearby along with a larger trough in the upper levels of the atmosphere, scattered showers should still continue Tuesday as well. Coverage may be a bit less than Monday, but overall showers will still be around.

Highs will be even cooler with a shot of cold air aloft from Canada. This will keep highs only reaching the low to mid 50s Tuesday, with our northern counties possibly even staying in the upper 40s for the entire daytime.

The breeze is also expected to continue out of the northwest with a speed of 5-15 mph. Gusts near 20-25 mph.

Tuesday will be the last day of widespread scattered shower activity.
Tuesday will be the last day of widespread scattered shower activity.(WNEM)

By Tuesday evening, rainfall totals will mostly range from 0.25″ to 0.75″. Totals at the upper end of that range will be most likely in Huron and Sanilac counties and our northwestern locations. That’s due to lake-enhancement of the rain as it moves in from the northwest.

Rain Totals 9-26-22
Rain Totals 9-26-22(WNEM)

Only the Thumb and areas near the immediate lakeshore on Lake Huron are expected to see showers Wednesday with a continued northerly wind. Those inland will see variably cloudy skies, but certainly much drier weather.

Temperatures make a slow climb the remainder of the week, see where they head in your full 7-Day Forecast!